Please read American Libraries article Fighting Fire with Free Speech: ALA Will Protest Book Burning with 9/11 Qur'an Reading | American Libraries Magazine
As a reader and an educator, I am appalled that there are still people who think that burning a book is the right way to get rid of an opposing view point. I'm 100% behind the American Library Association on this one.
Banned Books week is a favorite of mine. It is totally fine to dislike or disagree with a book, but it is never ok to get rid of it entirely. Freedom of Speech means there will be people who say things you don't like. They have that right. You have the right to not read it. You do not have the right to stop others from reading it.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on these issues, the article, banned books, burning books. Would you like posts about favorite "Banned Books" for Banned Books week? Septembe 25-October 2 Please Comment!