Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Banned Books Week

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

The American Library Association would like to remind us that many of us live in a world where intellectual freedom does not exist.

Minds lesser than most would like you to believe that for your OWN GOOD, you shouldn't be reading certain books, even if you are 18 or older, and can very easily make up your own mind.

Yes, it's okay to drive, vote, and join the army, but PLEASE don't read that book, it could be dangerous.

The question remains, how and why are these books dangerous and for whom?

Enjoy a banned book this week

Lola Koundakjian
Producer and curator of the Armenian Poetry Project


William Michaelian said...

Good advice. And thanks for the countless hours you spend on this project.

Raffi said...

Someone was joking the other day, that here in Lebanon we have more freedom :)