Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Banned Books Week
I was so fully immersed in creating a Fawkes Halloween costume for my son today, that time got away from me, so no post. No scans. No nothing. In lieu of a review, just a reminder to celebrate all that was once or is now or is soon to be censored!
Tonight when we went to the back-to-school carnival at the high school near our house, I was happy to see an official school Quidditch team in full effect selling Butter Beer and Cauldron Cakes. Just goes to show that you can't keep a good book down.
Instead of burning literature this week, hit the library and check out these once-banned vintage books, beginning and ending with the master.
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Lorax by Dr. Suess
Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese
The Rabbits' Wedding by Garth Williams
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
(And have a pint of Butter Beer on me!)
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