Next week is Freedom to Read Week, which is a lot like the ALA’s Banned Books Week, except that it focuses on content challenged in Canada and doesn’t have an initialism as likely to cause potentially amusing misunderstandings. You can celebrate by learning about censorship in Canada, reading some challenged books (try a classic like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale or Timothy Findley’s The Wars), and spreading the word. Take a few minutes to decide how you feel about censorship and limits to freedom of expression – should people be allowed to publish absolutely anything? If not, where do we draw the line?
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[…] just the information inside, but the feel and the smell of the hard copy. Well, hot on the heels of Freedom to Read Week, this Thursday is World Book Day (brought to my attention by LISNews). Despite the arguably […]
[…] celebrating a week early at SIS because the 22nd to 28th is our spring break. (You may recall I posted about Freedom to Read last year too) The CLA McGill Student Chapter is raising awareness by having a banned books photo shoot (an […]