Authors and others are turning out at events to celebrate some of the world’s most controversial literary works.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Several books that were at one time labeled vulgar or dismissed as being inappropriate for certain audiences have been put back into the spotlight at celebrations for Banned Books Week. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), several authors and others participated in readings of books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou or Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” this week at an annual American Library Association banned books event.
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, acting director of ALA’s office for intellectual freedom, is quoted by the AP as stating of the need for such events, “We’re certainly seeing increased efforts to remove or restrict books that are aimed for young adults… But the fact that they hold those choices and values shouldn’t mean other families and young adults shouldn’t have access to those ideas. A parent can ask for different choices for their child, but their choices shouldn’t mean that the rest of the community loses access to a book.”
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