Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Hi everyone! So I haven't been writing in my blog because I really don't have much going on that would interest anyone. But after reading my cousin Lisa's blog, I felt like voicing my opinion. I read this list of the top 100 most challenged books of all time and it made me so mad. I mean I understand why they are being challenged, but these are the books I read in school that really stuck with me and made me the avid reader I am today! I can't imagine my children not getting to read them because some group of people I don't even know made the decision for me that they weren't appropriate! Books like Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein just to name a few. Plus, my favorite book at the moment is on there!-Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It scares me that these books are being challenged mostly by parents. Do they really want their children to lose their freedoms? My God, I swear I read about this somewhere! Oh ya, wasn't it Farenheit 451? No wonder they challenged that book! So my cousin is encouraging everyone to go out and read these "bad" books and I fully support her. I think I'll start by rereading some of my old favorites. And believe me, my children will read these, even if it means buying them now and hiding them away for later!