Every year, the last week of September is celebrated as Banned Books Week – a time to call attention to censorship efforts, both around the world and in the U.S. Here are a few resources to get you started:
- The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books (the dictionary???)
- 15 Iconic Movies Based on Banned Books
- 10 Graphic Novels and the Shocking Reasons They Come Under Fire
- Twitter: Banned Books’ New Best Friend
- Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors: Should Some Books Be Banned?
For a complete list of challenged and banned books please visit www.ala.org/bbooks. You may also visit BannedBooksWeek.org, become a fan on Facebook or follow the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at @oif on Twitter (hash tag #bannedbooksweek) to learn more.
Aye, so you need some help writin’ like a pirate for the Curse o’ the Pirates Contest? You don’t have t’ write like a pirate, o’ course, but if you need a little help with the dialog, you might check out the Pirate Translator.
And in case you’re wonderin’ what kind o’ results you’ll get, this whole durn blog post has been run through it.
Ye’ll ne’er get me buried booty!
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