Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read and protesting censorship or attempts to ban books. I love holidays. The simple fact that they’re holidays are good enough for me, but I also love celebrating them. In honor of this esteemed and book-related holiday, and with some good feedback from y’all, I’ve decided to host a Banned Books Week Blog Party!
The “rules” are simple:
- Choose a book from the ALA lists of banned books, or one that’s been banned/challenged in your area.
- Share a little about the book and why it’s important to you at your online space.
- Tag/ping/message other people to do posts of their own.
- Link back to this post, and leave your link in the comments, so we can all read each others’ responses!
Do this for as many books as you want! Banned Books Week runs September 21-27. I’ll be posting five book profiles of my own throughout that week, and reblogging what y’all post during that week or the weekends before and after. I’ll create a Pinterest board for all the posts. (Feel free to keep the chain going and/or comment below after that. I can’t guarantee reblogs and whatnot, but I can guarantee I’ll visit!)
I’ll reblog this post as a reminder at the beginning of next week. Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing about your books!
I’m pinging a bunch of people I follow — book bloggers and people who blog about books on occasion — but everyone is welcome to participate, ping or no ping! If you don’t do tag/award/chain type posts or don’t have time this month, no worries — just consider this a shout-out to your awesome blog. 🙂