It's Banned Books Week, a great celebration of the American freedom to read. This week N. discovered the Captain Underpants books, and has been reading them nonstop; as it happens, the author of this series, Dav Pilkey, produced a cartoon in honor of Banned Books Week:
I very much appreciate his message. There's nothing wrong with exercising parental judgment about what is appropriate reading for one's own children (especially young children -- I personally think this parental right expires when one's children are in high school). But parents should not impose these judgments on other parents or other parents' children by banning books!
Here are some lists of frequently banned or "challenged" books. Celebrate your freedom by reading a banned book today!