Tuesday, October 2, 2012
How Will YOU Celebrate The Right To Read? It's Banned Books Week 2012!
Banned Books Week is a calling-out of the efforts to censor books, as well as a celebration of the Freedom to Read.
As writers and illustrators of creative content for children, we're affected by the efforts to censor books, even when it's someone else's book being challenged.
It's happened to authors and illustrators, of fiction and nonfiction, picture books and middle grade and Young Adult!
It's happened to Lauren Myracle, Sherman Alexie, Ellen Hopkins, Suzanne Collins, Sonya Sones, Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson, Henry Cole, Phillip Pullman, Sarah Brannen, Amy Sonnie, and so many more!
How will you acknowledge the importance of the right to read this week?
There are lots of suggestions at the American Library Association website, and as galvanizing inspiration, here's a video from Thomas University, made last year for Banned Books Week:
Share your Banned Books Week celebration in comments!
Illustrate and Write... and Read On,