Freedom to Read Week!
In celebration of Freedom to Read Week Feb. 21 to 27, 2010 I will be revisiting some challenged books so as to better acquaint myself with their content and how to defend these specific books and keep them on the shelves. This is also a good time to review policy on complaints about books. I also think it’s a good time to display books that are now considered classics but were at one time challenged. The ones that come to mind immediately are: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, among others. For a complete list of challenged books visit the Freedom to Read website.
What are you doing at your library? If you’ve got any great ideas you’d like to share, I’d love to hear them!