We’re finishing up our second month as the entity that is Literary Cobblestones, so I decided to celebrate by making today a Banned Books Week commemoration. Who better to feature for this event than the king of banned books — Sherman Alexie.
This year’s Banned Books Week began on the 27th and will continue through the 3rd of October. To learn more about the history of this week, check out the official website, “Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2015“, or the American Library Association’s site, “Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.”
I chose my own personal favorite Alexie novel for this post because, well, I’m the administrator. 🙂 Plus, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was originally published on Sept. 12, 2007, so it deserves a shoutout before the month’s over. This novel also marks my own introduction to Alexie when I took a Young Adult Literature course a few years ago. I had never read anything like it before; his style is as close to original as anyone will ever be. If you haven’t read it, do it today by purchasing it from Alexie’s site: “Sherman Alexie.”
Oh, it has also been on the Banned Books list since 2010. To see more banned books, check out the ALA’s “Frequently Challenged Books” list.
I will see you next month.