Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! The week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Many famous books have been the subject of banning attempts. Here are three books on the ALA’s list of top ten most challenged books of 2010:
Now I’m not a big fan of the Twilight series, but I still let my daughters read it, because they are old enough to make their own decisions about it. Just because a book isn’t right for a particular person or family doesn’t mean it should be banned. As a parent it is my responsibility to decide what my children can and can’t read, and not expect that everyone else should agree with my opinions.