Were a little late with this, but the topic is timeless. The subject
is Banned Books Week. It's an annual event, which ran this year from September 26 to October 3, sponsored by the
American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association,
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers and the National Association of
College Stores and is meant to spread awareness of the practice of banning books.
Every year, in almost every state of the U.S., books are challenged
in libraries and school systems for any number of reasons. Everybody has a right to their beliefs and if there's
something they want to protect their family from, they have that freedom. But should anyone try to make the decision
of what is proper reading material for anybody else by removing a book from a library, a school or a bookstore?
That's what Banned Books week is about. What do you think? Are
there cases where books should be removed from schools, libraries, and bookstores? Considering the violence that
took place in some of our schools last year, should some subjects be taboo? What about books promoting racism or
glamorizing drug use? And what about the Starr Report? Lets talk about it on "My Two Cents".