Be a Rebel Reader.
Did you know that Banned Books Week is September 18-24 this year?
What is Banned Books Week?
Banned Books Week is a week dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read.
Banned Books Week "highlights the value of free and open access to information," according to the official website.
"Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, book sellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas." from bannedbooksweek.org
The theme of Banned Books Week this year is -
"Books Unite Us.
Censorship Divides Us."
To Complement the Cause
This year, I wanted to participate in Banned Books Week by offering a Seasonal Book Box to complement the cause.
The Banned Book Box features a book that is one of the most Banned Books in America, one by an author that believed so much in his novel that he chose to have the title engraved upon his tombstone.
It is a book that, interestingly, has an HTTP error code that pays homage to it. (The code alerts the user that the page has been censored by the government.)
That book tells the tale of a former-book-burner-turned-rebel-book-reader in a society where knowledge is dangerous and censorship is the status quo.
The author is Ray Bradbury and his most banned book is Fahrenheit 451.
You can check out the Banned Book Box by clicking here - including the beautiful, hardbound, dust-jacketed 60th Edition of Fahrenheit 451 in firetruck red as well as a little about the seven novel treasures that will accompany it.
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