Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Read 'em if you got 'em

This week (September 23rd-30th) is Banned Books Week, an annual event when the American Library Association reminds us not to take Freedom of Expression for granted and also lets us know that you don't have to look at internet porn to read dirty stories. I'm looking in your direction, homeless guy at the Central Branch.

I don't know about you, but if I hear a book has been banned or challenged, it almost immediately makes it to the top of my "Must Read Now" list. According to the ALA..

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom received a total of 405 challenges last year. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.

Want to know what one of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2005 was? Hint: That's him in the tighty whities.

That's right: The Captain Underpants Series. Oooooooooooooh, dangerous!


Robyn said...

Connor has every book in that series. You see how corrupt he already is. And I'm pretty sure we got some from Aunt Lee and the rest at the school book fair.

Stinkydog said...

just doing my part to turn him all bad.