In honor of Gov. Sarah Palin and her book-banning bona fides — she reportedly “asked the library how she could go about banning books” while mayor of Wasilla, AK — participate in Banned Book Week this week!
The yearly event — organized by the American Library Association — is a great opportunity to read such salacious titles as:
- “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
- “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
- “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
- “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
(Yes, all four of those titles were seriously among the books most frequently challenged in 2007. For the full list, click here.)
Also, make sure to check out the ALA’s tips on what you can do to fight censorship in your hometown library.