Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Banned Books Links and Stuff

It's Banned Books Week again, which means links are cropping up like daisies in spring.
  • HuffPo recently posted a slideshow of 15 (count 'em) movies that were made from books that have been banned or challenged. Some of them are not so much of a surprise (Harry Potter, Brokeback Mountain) and some were new to me (Gone with the Wind?)
  • The Goddess of YA Literature gives us some tips about knowing thine enemy.
  • 100 Scope Notes shares a Mental_Floss quiz about why certain books have been banned. It's a few years old (hence question 9), but it still might surprise you.
  • The librarian response to book banning is to explain that it's each individual parent's responsibility for what their own child reads. We don't hear much from the parent end of it, but author Aprilynne Pike shares just that in a guest post over at Eve's Fan Garden. Awesometastic, Madame Pike.
  • Stop on by the comic strip The New Adventures of Queen Victoria for their 2010 Banned Books tribute, which started last Saturday. My personal favorite is Monday's. Bwaha.
  • Last but not least: a video! It's from last year (hence the hinky dates) but this much awesome does not expire. 

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