> The Things You Can Read: Day 3 of Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 3 of Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

Image Credit:Banned Book Week

In celebration of Banned Books Week, The Things You Can Read will be sharing quotes 
from authors of banned works...
Tennessee Williams
“Kill all my demons, and my angels might die too.” 
― Tennessee Williams author of 
A Streetcar Named Desire

What do you think of this quote from Tennessee Williams, an author of banned works?  Let us know your thoughts by sharing a comment!

Take a look at what Bill Moyer said about Banned Book Week:

Just in case you are unfamiliar with Banned Book Week here is some information from their site:

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2012 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 30 through October 6. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

We shared how we plan to celebrate Banned Book Week, are you celebrating Banned Book Week?  If you are, let us know how by posting a comment!

Happy Banned Books Week Reading!
Things You Can Read
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