On Tuesday, my staff told me what a hit the display was. I was shocked, because I honestly didn't know how it would go over in a small, rural town with an aged service population. But a high school teacher checked out two young adult books to discuss censorship, and the books themselves, with his classes. Patrons - and staff members - were intrigued by the reasons on the books, and wanted more! So I labeled the rest of the books on display.
Here are some pictures of Banned Books Week in my little library. I'm so pleased at the reception it's received.
|Top Ten Banned Books of 2012|
Several are checked out!
|The key to a successful Banned Books Week is to celebrate the freedom to read.|
|Classics are often banned and challenged.|
|The Call of the Wild|
|There are some wild women in books.|
|Children's and young adults' books are frequently called into question.|
I have been reading some books greatly appropriate for this week, and will have to review them by the end of Saturday! Stay tuned for a double feature of Burned and its recently published sequel, Smoke, by Ellen Hopkins, and a review of the audio version of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (one of 2012's top ten), written and read by Sherman Alexie.