September 26th through October 3rd is Banned Books Week. This annual event draws attention to censorship across the country.
I found this map of banned and challenged books very interesting. Reading about why people want books removed from schools or libraries always makes me want to read the book, even if it wasn’t something I had been interested in before. I plan on choosing a few books from the map and reading them.
I am very thankful to my parents for never restricting what I read and for always encouraging me to be open minded. I encourage everyone to go read a challenged book next week.