Sunday, September 26, 2010
Banned Books Week
I kicked off Banned Books Week today by ordering some challenged/ banned YA books from my library.
My TBR pile now includes:
VAMPIRE ACADEMY (already have on my MP3)
LIVING DEAD GIRL
AND TANGO MAKES THREE (picture book. Okay, not YA, but I was curious to see it.)
THE CHOCOLATE WAR (actually can't believe I've never read this classic)
THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
And Mon-Thur this week, I'll be writing about a challenged or banned book that I've already read (or listened to) and loved, ending with my most-loved choice on Thursday. If you want to join me on Thurday, sign up on Tahereh's blog here.
I'll throw in the disclaimer (probably every day) that I do believe every parent should know what their child is reading and watching and playing (video games). Parents should also be talking to their kids about how all these things do and don't match with their beliefs and values. Sheltering young adults may seem preferable, but with the way media and pop culture is today that's not always possible. Talking to them is always possible.
Any Thoughts? What are you doing for Banned Books Week?