Friday, September 17, 2010

Banned Book week : Sookie books by Charlaine Harris make top of lists

The Canadian Library Association’s Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom has released the results of its annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2009

The most challenged author reported in the annual survey of Canadian libraries in 2009 was Charlaine Harris for her series of ten adult novels entitled The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The entire series was reported on four separate occasions within the same library system. Two other series were each challenged once, Negima! Magister Negi Magi, by Ken Akamatsu, a manga series of 29 titles known in Japan as Magical Teacher Negima!,and Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar, a young adult novel series of 15 titles that became the 2007 inspiration for the “Gossip Girl” teen drama television series.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read September 25−October 2, 2010

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

more info here


Rita said...

I think it should be up to each person if
they want to read a book,and not what can
be read or not.I understand about children
to a certain age,and then let them decide.