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

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Friday, October 5, 2012

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

In celebration of Banned Books Week, The Things You Can Read will be sharing quotes from authors of banned works...

“Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?" "Yes." Billy, in fact, had a paperweight in his office which was a blob of polished amber with three lady-bugs embedded in it. "Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five 

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

Great lesson on Censorship at ReadWriteThink, as they too celebrate Banned Book Week.

Other Internet Resources:

  • NCTE's Anti-Censorship Center
    NCTE offers advice, helpful documents, and other support at no cost to teachers faced with challenges to literary works, films and videos, drama productions, or teaching methods.
  • Banned Books Week
    This site offers resources for celebrating Banned Books Week. Included are Banned Books Week news, events and materials.
  • Banned Books Online
    The Online Books Page presents a brief look at book banning with links to online texts of books banned by legal authorities and schools.
  • National Coalition Against Censorship
    The National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of fifty-two participating organizations, is dedicated to protecting free expression and access to information.

Post a comment sharing how your celebration of Banned Book Week is going.  We'd love to know.  

Happy Banned Books Week Reading!
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