Monday, October 5, 2015
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. Poets.org 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. Datavizblog.org offers a series of visually stunning and useful Inforgraphics (!) on banned books:
Posted by AK Moser at 10/05/2015