Love of Literacy Festival at the Children’s Museum

Look for the Worlds of Words tent at the Children’s Museum for the Love of Literacy Festival! We’ll be celebrating all things reading by sharing books from the Hello, Dear Enemy! exhibit on our story time blanket. We will also have bookmarks featuring three of the books from the exhibit to decorate and take home. Additionally, people can write about what brings them joy and how they can make the world a more beautiful place on flowers and butterflies. Then, when we bring those words back to WOW, we will add them to Ferdinand’s Happiness Pasture, based on the favorite children’s book, The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro.

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Hello, Dear Ferdinand! Of Bulls, Flowers and a Banned Book

By Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

September is the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom’s “Banned Books” month, when we celebrate books that at one time or another have been challenged and/or censored. These books are often removed from the shelves of school and public libraries because an individual or organization found them to be politically, morally or religiously offensive and problematic. This year, Banned Book Week runs from September 24-30, which coincides with a special exhibit at Worlds of Words–Hello, Dear Enemy!
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