Banned Books Week 2011

This coming week of September 24th through October 1st 2011 is Banned Books Week here in the US. It is an opportunity for schools, libraries, bookstores and individuals to get the word out about the continued assaults on our freedoms and against knowledge.

Every year new books are challenged in one forum or another. From the serious to the absurd a wide variety of works have faced censorship for one reason or another.

Through the week I plan on presenting my thoughts on some of these texts and the reasoning behind the challenge. With any luck I may be able to get a few others to weigh in with their opinions.

I will start off tomorrow with what is probably the most ironic example of a challenged book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

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