If there’s one thing we here at Tor.com love, it’s discussing
Indiana Jones casting rumors the reasons behind book censorship. It’s an endlessly interesting way to look at cultural changes, social progress, and our ideas of who we are as a people. Plus, as you may have guessed, we’re resolutely pro-book.
This year’s Banned Books Week topic has just been announced, and it is especially dear to us: the Banned Books committee is partnering with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to focus on comics and graphic novels. Check out the announcement below!
From the press release:
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), with the national Banned Books Week planning committee, today announced that this year’s celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year’s Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, will shine a light on this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life through the work performed by Banned Books Week sponsors and individual librarians, retailers and readers from all over the world.
During Banned Books Week, Tor.com will celebrate these stories through essays, comic strips, and even testimonials from those who once sought to ban books! For an introduction to Banned Books Week, you can visit the CBLDF’s FAQ. To learn about events in your area, or to get involved, please visit www.cbldf.org and www.bannedbooksweek.org.