Banned Books Week 

The University Bookstore at UMaine has joined forces with the American Library Association in observance of “Banned Books Week.”They’re encouraging the public to participate by reading a controversial book.Thousands of libraries and bookstores across the country are taking part.Since it began in 1982, Banned Books Week has been a way to remind folks that each reader has the right to decide what to read, listen to or view.” If they want to make that choice for their own child that’s fine. But when they try to take the next step of having it removed from a school’s curriculum or having it removed from a library shelf. That’s when we think you need to take a step back, you can’t make those choices for other people.”Books like the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye and even the Harry Potter series have been challenged by parents and school administrators who believe they should be banned from school libraries.