Kira's bookshelf: read

Blood of the Fold
Halfway Hexed
No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, #19)
Dark Secret
You Slay Me
Blue Moon
Dark Gold
Fantasy Lover
The Spine of the World
Traitor to the Blood
The Halfling's Gem
Naked Dragon
Holy Smokes
Dance of Death (Pendergast, #6)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Deep Kiss of Winter
Lover Awakened

Kira M's favorite books »

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week! 

Did you know, on average, one book everyday gets challenged or banned from a school or public library in the United States?

Did you know that that censorship is completely against what the US is supposed to stand for? 
Don't get me wrong, I think, when it comes to younger people, there are types of media they are not ready to read/view. But to take the option away from everyone? Wrong. Just wrong. It is my right as an adult to decide what I want to read or watch or hear. And it is my job as a PARENT to know what content it available to my kids. 
I read my first fantasy book when I was 7 years old. People died. There was magic. It was most likely a little too old for me. But I understood it for what it was, fiction, pretend, imagination. 
My first banned book was Harry Potter. I read the first when it first came out. I was 12 years old (that was in 1999, whew that makes me feel old LOL). I knew that it wasn't real. I knew the difference. My future children will read that and more. 
I will agree that not all books belong in the hands of children due to content. But that's MY choice to make. Not a PUBLIC Library's. 
There is so much to learn from books, books can effect you and your life in many many ways. I could never tell someone not to read a book about <insert something> because I didn't like it, I thought it was too graphic, or any religious reasons. It's against that persons rights to take options away from them.

For more information on banned books visit ALA's new website.

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