Today marks the beginning of Banned Books Week 2019, and while I long for a time when writing about this is no longer necessary, the past year has proven that censorship is not only alive, but positively flourishing.
And it’s not just children’s and YA books that are challenged and banned. Some of the most common authors who have had their books banned or challenged include: Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Mark Twain, E. L. James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, David Guterson, and Ray Bradbury.
This week if, you visit a library or book store, anywhere in the country, I guarantee that most will have a display of banned or challenged books. Please, if you see one you haven’t read, check it out.