A Few Thoughts on Banned Books Week

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This is Banned Books Week, and we here at Litstack applaud all the buzz that it’s gotten on social media. The very idea of banning books is the antithesis to an educated and progressive society, and yet some of our most cherished classics have been subject to challenge:  The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a [….]

The American Library Association’s Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

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Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The ALA actively condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information, which is certainly something to celebrate during Banned Books [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Second Chances, Redux

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This week, I was planning to write on the unhappy phenomenon of banned books.  However, every time I sat down to do this my thoughts went back to a year ago, when the attempt to ban a book I thought was wonderful played across the headlines of my own local newspaper.  I wrote about the [….]