Banned Books Week is quickly approaching (September 22 – 28), and we are not only encouraged to celebrate the books that have been banned, but the authors who wrote them. During the week or after reading a banned book, reach out to the author. Whether you tweet them or send something via snail-mail, let them know how much their work means to you.
These are the books that I plan to read for Banned Book Week:
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.
Four out of the five books have authors that are still alive. If all goes according to plan, I’ll be able to write to all four authors. With that being said, do you plan to do anything for Banned Books Week? Do you plan to tweet or write to any authors?