with this site i will attempt to promote the reading and spreading of books regularly challenged and/or banned by libraries and schools because certain groups or individuals feel the need to deprive children and young people from making their own informed decisions about what they read. each day (or thereabouts) i will be posting tidbits of information from the American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and the National Coalition Against Censorship. usually these tidbits will be about a specific book, exploring the reasons that the book has been challenged and how the library/school dealt with the situation. it is my hope that with awareness and advocacy, censorship can be lessened to the point that people will once again be able to let young people think for themselves.
thanks to all who read and/or participate either by checking out this blog or by checking out banned/challenged books from local libraries and schools. happy reading!