Monday, October 5, 2015

Sigrid's Five Things

A new occasional feature from the Water Library will be Sigrid's Five Things. Sigrid joined the library last week and is already sharing her wisdom.

In honor of #BannedBooksWeek, here are Sigrid's Five Things for October 2:

1.   PEN America has curated a wonderful series of essays in honor of Banned Books Week 2015 that put banned and challenged books in a global context, both culturally and socio-politically. 

2. examines thirteen significant poems, poetry collections, and poets that have been censored and banned throughout history.

3.   The American Library Association (ALA) not only provides a list of the most frequently challenged books of 2014, but provides links to banned/challenged classic books, a list of the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade, and more, here:

4.    In August 2015,  in tandem with The Guardian’s “Dangerous Books Weekend” co-hosted with Amnesty International, The Guardian put together a series of quotes taken from authors, novels and activists celebrating the defense of our right to read: 

 5. offers a series of visually stunning and useful Inforgraphics (!) on banned books: