It’s my favorite time of year! Banned books week! This is one of the most important freedoms that we have and is one that is important to protect and proclaim. The banning of books is banning society’s ability to think, engage, and respond to others. It prevents dialogue, it prevents multiple perspectives, and it prevents growth.
So, in celebration I have decided to pick up and read Catcher in the Rye (because somehow I missed reading that one through all my schooling and outside reading).
And question of the day….
I know this question is difficult, and it’s hard to give just one answer because there are many I would defend. But currently, I’ve been thinking a lot about minority writers and the different challenges they went through and still go through to be published. So I would probably choose The Color Purple by Alice Walker as a singular answer to this question.
What book/s would you defend?