Jul 29, 2009

Competency #8 - Internet

With all this talk about challenged and banned books, I thought for this competency it would be appropriate to discuss Banned Book Week. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than a thousand books have been challenged since 1982. September 26 - October 3, 2009, can be one week in time where we can celebrate intellectual freedom.

http://bannedbooksweek.org/

Anyone may Google banned book week for information on how you can get involved in your area.
Photo courtesy of Banned Books Week.

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