Banned Books Week started and readers who want to celebrate this week will likely want to read some books that have been banned. Some books that have been banned are some famous titles like the famous "Harry Potter" series. There are many reasons why libraries and schools want to banned books some say indecency while others say too violent. Libraries are suppose to give people the freedom to read so it's ironic that books are banned.
“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
The week started yesterday (22nd) and lasts till the 28th. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in a response to a sudden surge in the number of books that were being banned in schools, bookstores and libraries.
"Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you're a fan of classics, then you'll love reading the list of classic books that are banned and to celebrate the freedom of reading, read one of these books. For a complete list of classics that are banned & challenged click here: "Classics."
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame." - Oscar Wilde