Banned Books Week: Ending, Beginnings
Today is the last day of Banned Books Weeks 2017, but beginnings are on my mind today.
It is the very beginning of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the very first amendment, that protects our freedom to read. We will next be observing Banned Books Week during the last week of September 2018, but we celebrate our First Amendment rights every time we begin to read a challenged book.
If you begin one of the most challenged books of the year, here are some of the very first sentences you will read:
From Drama by Reina Telgemeier
From I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
From Two Boys Kissing by David Leviathan
From Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
"The week before I left my family and Florida for the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going away party. To say that I had low expectations would be to underestimate the matter dramatically.”
From Looking for Alaska by John Green
Do you have a favorite first line from a frequently challenged book? Feel free to share in the comments.