Banned Books Week
It’s Banned Books Week. As a librarian, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to my fellow librarians who stand up to the attempts of individuals to restrict a community’s freedom to read.
I was thinking about this last week – I’ve noticed that when I’m reading on the bus, I have a tendency to be less obvious about the books I’m reading on controversial topics, like the just-finished Reproductive Rights in a Global Context. I think I’m a little shy about people butting in and asking me about my book, as my fellow riders have done on multiple occasions. As a Banned Books Week pledge, I’m just going to get over and be seen reading, whatever the topic.