Generally I celebrate by reading one of the previous year's most frequently challenged books. The 2016 top 10 challenged books are as follows:
- This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
- Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
- George written by Alex Gino
- I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
- Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
- Looking for Alaska written by John Green
- Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
- Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk
- Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
- Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell
I've already read a couple of these -- Two Boys Kissing and Looking for Alaska, both of which have made the list before. This year I think I'm interested in Big Hard Sex Criminals and Eleanor & Park. While I usually only read one of the selections, I can't decide which I want to read, so I might just read both!
What is everyone else reading to celebrate our right to read without censorship?