Guess what starts on September 22, 2019? Banned Books Week!
I always pick out a banned book to read in celebration. What? That’s not how I’m supposed to react to someone telling me what to do? Yeah, sorry about that. It is the way I’ve reacted since I was a tot.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the books you might choose. Want a book specifically for writers and other creative types? The Artists Way by Julia Cameron has had to be defended.
If you are interested in novels, two of my favorites are on the list. You can read Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter or Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Tree. Hey, here’s one that is on my shelf waiting for me to get reacquainted with it before I read the sequel, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Children’s novels, picture books, nonfiction and more can be found on the list of titles defended by the National Council of Teacher’s of English from 2002 to 2018. You can find it here.
Want to make sure you are reading a book that has been recently challenged? Then check out this video for the Top 11 Most Challenged Books in 2018.
Let me know what book you decide to read!