So, I didn’t make a plan. Even still, I want to mark this important week by pointing to a few interesting sites or activities I’ve been watching pop up the last couple of days. Most significantly I’ve noted several campaigns encouraging readers to buy and check out challenged or banned books. You can find a comprehensive list of titles and background and context information here here. A Pinterest board full of images and factoids here and for an interactive historical view click right here .
But my hands-down favorite this week is Powell’s Books’ lively un-scrolling tumblr which is a noisy visual conversation of history, comics, photography, video chats about the life-blood of literature. And of course you’ll find an on-going list enumerating singular titles with links to the books themselves. They are tagged “Read This Banned Book”: so if you need any ideas, Powell’s would be an excellent place to jump-start and find a community as well.