Happy Literary Friday! I hope y'all have been celebrating your right to read this week. I know I have! I'm so thankful that I can read my Bible without fear of being persecuted. I'm grateful for a wonderful library system in my community. I'm also one lucky duck that I can spend a little money on favorite books to stock a home library. Yep! Life is good, but it's better with a great book in your hand!
Below is a wonderful infograph of the most challenged and banned books from 2014. All artwork and photos on this post are courtesy of the American Library Association.
There are several books on that list I've been wanting to read, especially #1. I've read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I think it's an important book for OLDER teens, not younger ones. Again, parents need to be engaged and guide their children in reading age appropriate books.
By the way....do you know the number one most challenged and/or banned books from the list of classics? I'll give you a hint: It's one of my all-time favorite novels, and I required Shelley to read it last year as part of her American Literature curriculum. Give up?
How crazy is that?
Since I'm not posting a review this week, there'll be no linky, but PLEASE link-up next week!
Share your favorite banned/challenged book in the comments below!
Until next time...
Happy reading!Ricki Jill