Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all safe and content. I know there are plenty of literal and figurative evidence that our modern world is on fire, but I hope each and every one of you has the chance for even a little time and peace to read something that moves you, entertains you, or challenges you. As for me, I’ll be spending some time this week reminding myself that censorship in literature is still something that concerns us all and that just because we don’t like the message a book may be trying to say, we shouldn’t stifle a voice because we don’t appreciate the message. Today more than ever I have to remind myself that to keep in an open mind and take the time to listen to others, especially if I don’t necessarily agree with their point of view. So how do we celebrate the fight against censorship you say? Well we celebrate Banned Books Week, of course.
If you head over to https://bannedbooksweek.org/ala-announces-top-100-banned-challenged-books-of-last-decade/ then make sure you take the time to read about the American Library Association’s list of the top banned and challenged books of the last ten years. I’ll be getting reacquainted with my copy of, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. What are you going to be reading this week?