February 20-26 is Freedom to Read Week 2011 — the Canadian version of Banned Books Week. I like Freedom to Read Week’s message: positive, open, and cheerful.
Every year I say I’m going to read a challenged/banned book but never end up finish it. I tried to commit to The Handmaiden’s Tale as well as Lolita but didn’t get around to either book. Bad form Monnibo!
I don’t know what to say to redeem myself, except to throw my support behind Freedom to Read Week’s message and campaign.
I love books and I believe that everyone should have full access to information — be it books, magazines, television, newspaper, or internet.
Interested in what books and magazines have been challenged in Canada? I’m sure some of the censorship will shock and surprise you!