Today is the start of Banned Books Week here in the United States. All across the country libraries, booksellers, and readers will celebrate intellectual freedom in various ways from virtual read-outs to blog posts that bring awareness to the problem of censorship. I plan on celebrating by reading a banned book such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck or maybe Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.
Over the years I’ve reviewed a few banned books:
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Night Kitchen by Marcus Sendak
Other banned books that I’ve enjoyed include:
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
How will you celebrate Banned Books Week?