As the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week, I recalled Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 , a dystopian novel inscribed for the temperature at which paper burns. Books are illegal and “firemen” such as Guy Montag incinerate any books found.
Like Knowles’ A Separate Peace, I don’t list Fahrenheit 451 among my favorites. Still and all, I appreciate Bradbury’s message. This is what could result if we continue to ban books in our libraries.
To learn more about Banned Books Week, check out Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 21-27, 2014 .
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