This is Freedom to Read Week in Canada
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A room without books is like a body without a soul – Cicero
I wrote about last year’s Freedom to Read Week here.
Where they have burned books, they will end up burning human beings – Heinrich Heine
Sadly, books continue to be banned and suffer various forms of censorship here in Canada and around the world.
A list of books that have been banned, censored or challenged in Canada can be found here.