Saturday, September 03, 2005

Banned Books Week 2005
The American Library Association has posted information about Banned Books Week to be held in the US between September 24–October 1.
One surprise to me is that Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen is so frequently challenged, another is that the powerful Go Ask Alice has dropped out of the Top 10 - it is an unsettling book with an important (if not wholly accurate) message about drugs and drug users and I can see why it can upset people - but that is one reason why it should be read and not challenged or banned. Thanks to for the reminder.

Here's what has to say about Go Ask Alice