Since its inception, Banned Book Week has highlighted many really good books that we would not be able to read had it not been for the courage of the people who fight for our freedom to read. You can check out the many books that have been challenged over the years by searching the internet. There are too many different lists to put them in this blog.
I now notice that people are upset that librarians and schools are removing books from the shelves of libraries all over the US. This is not the case. Librarians fight to uphold the Constitution by fighting books challenged by people who use the libraries and go to bookstores. I am sure that someone can find something wrong with every book on a library’s shelves or in any bookstore. So if we removed all of these challenged books from the shelves, we would no longer have libraries and bookstores; then it follows that we would have no more writers, so no more exchange of ideas and pleasure of reading.
Aren’t you glad that librarians and bookstores fight for your right to write? I sure am!