Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 1, 2012

September 30 – October 6, 2012, is Banned Books Week

What is Banned Books Week? According to the American Library Association “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

But it’s really about your right to choose. Some people feel that they know better than you what you should be able to choose to read. Everyone has things they like or dislike, but just because you don’t like something that doesn’t mean that everybody agrees with you. Not everyone likes chocolate – I don’t understand why, but they don’t. But I don’t have the right to demand that everyone eats chocolate any more than someone else has the right to keep me from eating it if I want to.

Here are some books that someone, for some reason, has tried to keep from you:

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