MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Support Harry: Read Banned Books

Books
Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2008, 05:50 PM

It’s Banned Books Week, a special time for us at Leaky as Harry Potter fans, as for most of the last decade Harry has been among the most challenged books published. It remains one of the most opposed stories in history, and shares company with Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and other treasures; and the list of challenged books doesn’t stop at acclaimed literary fiction: even the undeniably innocuous Where’s Waldo has earned a spot.

A book is challenged when a community member raises objections to the book being made available publicly, such as at public libraries and schools, and comprises nothing more or less than an actual challenge to free speech. You can read more about this at The American Library Association’s Web site. To show your support for Banned Books Week, read a banned book, display an image of support, and tell people why it’s important to support the right to read whatever you like. You can get images from the ALA press kit here, and find suggestions from the ALA on how to celebrate this event here.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Books News

55 Comments

ravesfave
Posted by ravesfave on September 29, 2008, 06:05 PM report to moderator
ravesfave
Posted by ravesfave on September 29, 2008, 06:06 PM report to moderator
Puzzlepiece
Posted by Puzzlepiece on September 29, 2008, 06:17 PM report to moderator
blue-eyed-blondie
Posted by blue-eyed-blondie on September 29, 2008, 06:18 PM report to moderator
Marisa
Posted by Marisa on September 29, 2008, 06:22 PM report to moderator
lyra
Posted by lyra on September 29, 2008, 06:26 PM report to moderator
Confederate Lady
Posted by Confederate Lady on September 29, 2008, 06:29 PM report to moderator
pickyourownmisltoe
Posted by pickyourownmisltoe on September 29, 2008, 06:34 PM report to moderator
HP*fan_
Posted by HP*fan_ on September 29, 2008, 06:34 PM report to moderator
potterhead23
Posted by potterhead23 on September 29, 2008, 06:45 PM report to moderator
Jen-en-en-a
Posted by Jen-en-en-a on September 29, 2008, 06:47 PM report to moderator
KB Prez
Posted by KB Prez on September 29, 2008, 07:17 PM report to moderator
Chris
Posted by Chris on September 29, 2008, 07:23 PM report to moderator
bella vita
Posted by bella vita on September 29, 2008, 07:38 PM report to moderator
Helios Lightra
Posted by Helios Lightra on September 29, 2008, 07:40 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

"I don't want the gold," said Harry in an expressionless voice. "You have it. Anyone can have it. I shouldn't have won it. It should've been Cedric's."