This is Banned Books Week, my friends.
And so on Thursday, October 2 there'll be a reading from some of them at the public library in Oakland. I hosted the event last year and it was illuminating to see what had been banned.
Did you know that one of the "Where's Waldo?" books had been banned?
The Carnegie Library has more details:
The Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the ACLU-PA, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and WYEP 91.3 FM will present the 13th annual Banned Books Reading on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. Pittsburgh is one of many cities that will celebrate the freedom to read with special events during Banned Books Week (BBW), September 28-October 4, 2008. BBW is observed each year to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. The “Banned Books Reading” is designed to celebrate the First Amendment and educate citizens about the dangers of censorship. The event features local personalities reading from their favorite banned or challenged books; reading selections will include both modern and classic works.Here are some quotations from some previously banned books:
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.