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Banned Book Week ~ 24th September to 1st October

BBW poster shared by American Library Association (ALA)

Courtesy of ALA TechSource I have been alerted to Banned Books Week. Following is the list of books challenged and/or banned in 2009/2010. You will notice that amongst the list is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Diary of Anne Frank and closer to home, The Twilight Series was “Banned in Australia (2009) for primary school students because the series is too

racy.”

To obtain lists of earlier years you can visit the ALA free downloads page where you find PDF lists from the years 2004-2005 onwards. It provides a snapshot of a trend in censorship. Mapping Censorship provides a visual geographical representation in the USA.

Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read, starting in 1982 and occurring as an annual event since. For more information visit the Banned Books Week site and the ALA Banned Books Week: celebrating the freedom to read page. You may even want to upload a reading of a passage from a banned or challenged book to the Banned Books Week youtube channel.

I’m off to reread Brave New World by Aldous Huxley!

 

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Stories Unbound, MWF ~ 25th August to 4th Spetember 2011

For more information visit Melbourne Writers Festival.

You can access the MWF Schools’ Program brings stories to life.

 

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Learning From Diversions

With my scholarly paper looming, diversions are ever so present. This diversion is one that I cannot resist. Besides as a librarian in training, it is my duty to attend such an event. Now for a hearty breakfast and then off to this wonderful event…

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/childrens-book-festival-family-day

 

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