This week at DHS, we are Celebrating the Freedom to Read. The ALA calls this week Banned Books Week. It is an annual event which celebrates reading and the First Amendment.
2011 Banned Books Week-An Annual Event Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 24 - October 1, 2011
What does it mean for a book to be banned or challenged? First of all, books are banned or challenged because one person or a group of people feel that they need to protect others. What these people or groups do not realize is that they are restricting access to everyone which is a violation of our First Amendment rights. A challenge is an attempt to remove the book(s) in question. A ban is the actual removal of the book(s).
NOTE: The books available in our collection here at DHS are selected based on recommended reading lists and positive reviews from professional journals.
Here is a quiz for you to try: See what you know, or what you don't know. You may learn a thing or two.
Click HERE to go to the quiz.