Even now, many books have been banned from libraries in the United States due to complains about what some close-minded people consider "questionable content." My partner, Rocky, and I have plans of doing our share of celebrating Banned Books Week by either buying a banned book or writing a review about one next week. I recently shared the plan with Kenneth Yu of Philippine Genre Stories and I am very excited with the article ideas we were able to come up with in our short chat online.
|This event has been happening yearly for quite some time.|
I feel bad to only know about it this year!
Read more about this event here.
And even if it is a US centric event, I personally feel we should all do our little part in celebrating the freedom books should always have. Me? I'm hoping to find a copy of one of this year's banned books, a book called "And Tango Makes Three" which talks about the gay penguins that caught the media's eye not so many years back. Horribly, such a book was forced out of libraries even if there was no formal complaint about it.
|Poor penguins. |
I'm gonna find a copy of you, and I'm gonna give you a home among my piggies.
What are you planning to do?