Last year I missed Banned Books Week, so this year I was determined not to. Then I almost missed it. Thankfully, people on Twitter were posting about it and reminded me.
I haven't read a lot of banned books. Well, the only one I can think of is Speak and it also sits on my shelf because, WOW, what a powerful book. It is the kind of book that I think teens should have access too. The way the main character deals with her situation would really speak to teens and help them. Not just with rape either. A Twitter friend recently read it and said she could relate to the main character but on a different level. I think it's the strength the main character develops. She is broken in the beginning and falling apart, and slowly, she rebuilds herself and discovers she can survive and will be okay. It will take time, but she will heal. A lot of people can relate on a variety of life struggles.
What banned books have you read? Are you celebrating Banned Books Week by rereading your favorite banned book?