One of the interesting things about Banned Books Week to me is the author’s response to finding out that their work is either on the list or is being challenged.
Dav Pilkey has responded with a video that suggests what someone who wants to remove books from publication can do. (and it is not rude…)
Next is a video from John Green talking about the attempted removal of one of his books from a school’s curriculum.
And just in case you think that this doesn’t really happen currently, here is an article from the Dallas News that was written Sept. 21 and updated Sept. 22, 2014. Yes, that is from this week.
I truly like the message that if you don’t the message, you don’t have to read the message. It does not meant that you should block others from the message. We each have our own sensibilities. Really, no one is the guardian of the books I read but me.
Thanks for reading.
I’m glad to see the authors speaking up. This gives visibility to banned books that few defend and a way for readers to get more involved.