We’re smack dab in the middle of banned books week. Our nation and our schools have a long history of a silly little tradition of banning books in the name of….? Protecting our children’s minds, I suppose?
Some of my absolute favorites were banned books at one time. Books like Kite Runner by Kahled Hosseini, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and so many more. These are classics that have shaped our nation.
To celebrate this important week, go to the library immediately and pick up a copy of a previously banned book. Grab one for your kids- make sure they gobble up that literature. See what you’ve been missing all this time.
Please share your favorite banned book below!