Established by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. Go here to read more and see the list of the 10 most challenged titles of 2013.
While we never approve of censorship and book banning, because an individual should always have the right to choose his/her own reading material, oftentimes we can glance at the list of challenged books and at least see what some may find objectionable.
Tonight, I am flummoxed. In fact, I feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. Let me rephrase: “There’s a rumbly in my tumbly,” and it’s not because I’m hungry! That’s right, that willy, nilly, silly ol’ bear, Winnie the Pooh, is on the list of most challenged classics! What in the name of the Hundred Acre Wood? Have you lost your mind?
To find out why this loveable treasure has been challenged, go to the Reading Rainbow blog.
— Dawn Teresa