Thursday, March 15, 2007
A Contest and a Scoop
New & Noteworthy, The West Hempstead Public Library's Weblog is holding an essay contest on freedom to read. The age categories are: 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old. The question is, "Which book have you enjoyed that makes you appreciate the freedom to read?" Check their weblog for more details.
Here's the scoop on a couple of graphic novels that had been challenged. "On March 14, 2007, the Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees voted to return both Fun Home and Blankets to the library's shelves." The books had been removed until the board could hammer out a new material selection policy, according to a story in the Marshall Democrat-News.
As for our banned book challenge, I will publish as many book entries for your completed titles as I can. It is interesting to read what people have written about their completed books. Check the comments on this entry for the first batch. I am surprised by the number of similar titles.