In case you haven’t heard, this week is Banned Books Week. As writers, we are all book lovers, and we know that books have immense power to change us as individuals and to impact society. Censorship threatens freedom of expression and represses the spread of great thoughts and ideas.
I believe that challenging and banning books does nothing but hurt society. Civilization cannot grow and evolve without ideas that open our minds to new perspectives.
Stretch your mind and honor controversial books that challenge norms by reading a book from the list of frequently challenged and banned books. Earn extra kudos by reading a book that challenges your own beliefs.
What books have challenged your beliefs? What frequently banned books do you love? What challenged books are you reading right now? Let’s talk about them in the comments.