Hyde Park Books has decided to start a Banned Book Club.
Starting Oct. 2, and to be continued on the first Wednesday of every month, Hyde Park Books will discuss the literature and culture of a book that has been challenged or banned.
To begin, the first read will be Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic, “Fahrenheit 451,” a book that happens to be about banning books.
When material is “challenged,” it is an attempt to remove the material from the circulation: schools, libraries, bookstores, etc. When a book is banned, it is actually removed from circulation. Reasons for actions may vary.
Some argue that material is sexually explicit, inappropriate age group material, contains offensive language or includes racism, violence or offensive religious content.
The American Library Association, consisting of librarians, teachers, writers and publishers, fight against censorship and prevent many books from being banned.
For more information about Banned Book Week, visit bannedbooksweek.org.