It’s my 1st First Amendment Friday, a day to celebrate intellectual freedom, the most important Amendment to the Constitution, and teens’ right to read. What better way to kick it off than by sharing this message from our firends at Random House:
Banned Books Week is September 27 through October 4
It’s time to celebrate the freedom to read and help increase awareness of censorship issues. And you can do it all with the attached graphic and by linking to our First Amendment Web site:http://www.randomhouse.com/banned/
We’re asking you to forward this email to five people you know — authors, artists, bloggers, industry contacts, friends, or family — and ask them to post the graphic to their blog or Web site in support of Banned Books Week. They can also embed this graphic onto their web page, using the code below. For more detailed instructions, visit: http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/firstamendment/resources.html
We also encourage you to check out the newly updated First Amendment site — it’s full of valuable information and interesting thoughts on censorship from some of our authors.
We’re hoping everyone will make this year’s Banned Books Week a time to celebrate the freedom to read — and to remember and remind others never to take that freedom for granted.
The Random House First Amendment Committee