We are supporting the 30th Banned Books Week (Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th) here at the Lake Forest Library. The library proudly supports the freedom of readers to choose what they want to read. But the world isn't black and white. Parents may or may not have legitimate concerns over what their children read. Many instances of challenged and banned books can be found in the recent century, here are a few examples:
- Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Should others have a hand in censoring certain books or are people (and children with parental guidance) responsible enough to make their own choices?
Tell us in the comments.