Friday, September 16, 2016

Earth Stamps Issued: Banned Books Honored

I translated my list of banned books into my latest sheet of "earth" postage stamps. The message reads: "READ: Don't Ban! Honoring the writers & readers of banned books" Each title appears twice on the sheet and run the range of denominations from 30 to 75 cents. The titles also cover books banned over the past 200 years, books written for adults, young adults and children. The authors are representatives for thousands of others and include: Maya Angelou, Eve Bunting, Nadine Gordimer, Khalid Hosseini, John Knowles, Louis Lowery, J. D. Salinger, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Mark Twain, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright among others. The authors were born in China, France, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia and the United States. Book banning is a universally insidious crime against humanity. 

If you don't think a book should be read--DON'T READ IT! Otherwise, mind your own business.

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