Banned Books Week | Founded in 1982
Banned Books Week was created with the intention of raising censorship awareness, because everyone deserves the right to choose the content that they consume. Each year a theme is adopted, and this year’s is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” so we should fight to “Keep the Light On.”
For Banned Books Week, I have decided to read five books. I’m going to read a children’s book, a young adult book, a classic, a book with diverse content, and a book from last year’s Top 10 list. After going through the lists, I’ve selected the ones that I own (since I’m trying to reduce the number of unread books on my shelves):
- Children’s Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry.
- YA Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, or Hold Still by Nina LaCour.
- Classic Book: 1984 by George Orwell, or The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
- Book with Diverse Content: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth, or The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
- 2018’s Top 10: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.
*The books that are highlighted in orange are the ones that I am most likely to pick up during the week.