Because Thinking For Yourself Is Dangerous

courtesy ala.org

It’s Banned Books Week! This year’s theme: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read.

Let me introduce you to my new hero, Betty Olson. With over 50 years of service at the De Soto Public Library (of which she is now Director), you might assume she knows a things or two about books. What you may not realize is that if you try to ban or challenge books in her library, Ms. Olson will dismiss you with a quickness. As she says in the video: “You read what you want to read and somebody else can read what they want to read.” It’s that simple!

Those that attempt to ban books always seem to get the most attention, so it warms my heart to see fellow Show-Me Staters recognized for supporting intellectual freedom.

I’m celebrating my right to read whatever the hell I want by revisiting Stephen Chbosky’s often-challenged THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

What’s your favorite challenged and/or banned book?

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