Thank you to my colleagues at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon for sending this all the way to Miami for me through interlibrary loan. You were the only ones willing to fulfill my request for Amory Wars books. This is chapter 5, so I don’t know who’s who or what’s happening, but I appreciate it nonetheless. I promise to return it on time.
Yet another 30 day music challenge
Day 23: A song that reminds you of your favorite book.
Yesterday’s challenge was “a song you would consider your anthem,” and I said A Certain Shade of Green by Incubus, because I’ve been so frustrated lately by how glacially people and things seem to move in my world. For today’s challenge, I had to think about my favorite book, and suddenly, finally, I connected the dots. My favorite book is Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. You can see in these pictures that I still have my old worn out copy from when I was a child. It’s all about concepts like big and little, in and out, up and down, over and under, day and night, and oh yes, the most important of all: stop and go. Something about this really spoke to me all those years ago, and perhaps this is why A Certain Shade of Green speaks to me on such a fundamental level today. There’s a time to stop and a time to go, a time to rend and a time to sew, and to everything a season. But that’s another song.
This is beautiful! Turn on the light. Free your mind. Read a banned book.
All of these books have been “challenged” at one time or another because of what some people consider to be objectionable content. Each year, hundreds of attempts are made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms.
Banned Books Week (Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012) calls attention to these attempts, and celebrates something so many Americans so often take for granted: our freedom to read what we choose.
How do you feel about attempts to ban these books from libraries? Visit SocratesTheCat to learn more and add your comments.
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