Apparently it's "Band Book Week", so now I'm supposed to read about The Beatles, the Smiths, and a cultural history of the Sousaphone?Sorry, Pigeon, but Banned Books Week is actually a time to celebrate our freedom to read! You can read more about it here and here.
— Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) September 25, 2014
Dav Pilkey, author of the hugely popular Captain Underpants series has created a fantastic video about Banned Books Week:
And if that wasn't enough, his recent post on the Huff Post Books Blog made me smile and cry a little. And this made me cheer:
As grown-ups, we need to respect our children's rights to choose what they want to read. Kids who have fun reading are making a connection in their brains that reading is valuable and rewarding. That very connection is what turns ordinary kids into lifelong readers.Well said, Dav!
Happy reading - whatever it is your heart desires! -