“What The Friday?!??!” Shocking #BannedBooksWeek Facts!
This week’s “What The Friday?!” is more serious, as it comes during #BannedBooksWeek.
Authors, Bloggers and fans of freedom have all helped to showcase the censorship that still exists today: like this list of books that are STILL being banned in the US as we speak!
It really stuns me that novels like “13 Reasons Why”, which has been turned into an acclaimed Netflix series, is still banned in some places…yes, I know the TV show is controversial as well, but you cannot stick your head in the sand and pretend that, by not discussing teen suicide, it won’t happen!
That topic is just one of the “hot button” issues that lead to censorship:
As you can see, there are many issues that adults are trying to censor – but you can’t pretend that LGBTQIA+ doesn’t exist, or that you can keep people from finding out more – at the very least it leads to understanding and acceptance that people have the right to live the lives they want!
Also, thanks SO much to these two terrific Bloggers – who have shared details on books being banned today – please click to see more:
Both of these blogs share more information on what’s going on with the issue, and places to go for more details:
They are both great Bloggers – you should follow them!
I started #BannedBooksWeek with a look at the banned AND prosecuted “Naked Lunch”:
You can read more about this piece of pop culture history by clicking on my story here:
I also shared a look at a book that was actually written under an assumed name – because the two Authors were afraid they would be jailed or deported for writing it!
That’s right, there was no “Maxwell Kenton” – but when governments crack down on Writers, no one is safe…read the story of “Candy” here:
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Bravo to my follow bloggers for sharing this powerful information about #BannedBooksWeek, and remember – if you don’t like it, don’t read it – but don’t trample on freedom of speech!