So this year, Stan Lee is the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month! Check out what he has to say about what libraries mean to him.
And if you haven’t already heard, today is the start of the 2014 Banned Books Week!!
This year the American Library Association and librarians across America are focusing on Comic Books and Graphic Novels! According to the Banned Books Week Website the ALA
“will shine a light on this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life.”
The chair of this national committee, Judith Platt, noted,
“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship.”
What’s really fascinating is how many people are unaware that censorship is still an issue that we have to deal with at all. I have friends and family that I’ve talked to, who just don’t get that even though we live in the 21st Century, people are still attempting to judge and control what another person reads.
To celebrate all the amazing things happening during Banned Books Week, each day this week I will focus on various events or specific books that have been banned!