Bookmans East wants you to Get Caught! Get caught reading Banned Books for Anti Censorship month and get your very own Banned Book Mug Shot. Through the month of September we will be featuring our very own mug shots on social media. If you would like to be part of the fun get over to your neighborhood Bookmans, grab a copy of your favorite banned book and one of our staff members will take your pic. Also check out our Banned and Challenged Books displays. You might be shocked to learn that some of your favorite books as well as some classic titles have been banned or challenged. It’s scary to think that some of the world’s finest, most treasured literature might not have met the masses if a few had been successful in getting these titles banned. Can you imagine 2017 without Harry Potter? How about a world without The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Lord of the Flies, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fahrenheit 451 or Catcher in the Rye ( I prefer Salinger’s Franny and Zoey but that’s beside the point)?? Don’t squander your right to read great literature, take advantage of the ability to discover the brilliance of these classic works. Also remember it’s not just books that get Challenged or Banned. Movies, Music and even Video Games have all come under scrutiny. One of our favorite hashtags here at Bookmans is #WeLikeWhatWeLike meaning that it’s no one’s right to decide what another person chooses to read, watch, play or listen to. So “Book ‘Em Danno” and get your Banned Book Mugshot today at your local Bookmans . Show your support by posting your own mugshots to social media #BannedBookSelfie #BannedBookMugshot #Anticensorship #Bookmans and check out all the events we have in store for you this month.
If you have ever wondered how a book gets challenged or banned or what it means to for a work to be banned have a look at Banned and Challenged Books so that you can understand. Knowing the meaning of challenged and banned and how the process works may empower you to work toward keeping our libraries and book stores full. You can also peruse the list of Banned and Challenged books to see how certain titles in history had to fight to be published.
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