September 25 to October 1 is Banned Books Week, a time to celebrate our freedom to read and the importance in our society of free and open access to information. This week I will be reading Looking for Alaska by John Green (who also wrote the fabulous book The Fault in Our Stars). In 2015, Looking for Alaska was the book that was most often the target of attempts to have it banned from libraries and schools according to data collected by the American Library Association. So of course, I must read it.
Let's all defend the First Amendment! Exercise your freedom to read and to have access to information. And please support your public library.