Okay guys so today is the last day of epicreads Banned Book Week
Here’s what it is:
BANNED VS. CHALLENGED
Challenged Books: Books that people are trying to remove or restrict from schools, libraries, ect.
Banned Books: If a group of people challenge a book and they win, then the book is banned and removed from public spaces like schools, libraries, ect.
WHY DOES A BOOK GET CHALLENGED?
The books that are challenged usually fall into three offending categories:
1. The book is considered to be too sexualy explicit
2. The book has offensive language
3. The book is unsuited for the age group
WHY IS THIS BAD?
Ummm…..restricting what kids and teens can read? Yeah, we’d say that’s a problem.
(Taken from Epicreads.com)
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
If you’re like us and proud to read banned books and think the whole business or censoring books is just flat out wrong, then show your support! Read a banned book this week and tell your friends to join the cause! Feel free to post one of our badges to your blogs or use them as your Facebook or Twitter profile images for the week! ~epicreads.com
SHOW THE SUPPORT!!!!
Official Website: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/