Banned Books Week: Harry Potter

Although there are many books I love that have been banned, one of my personal favorites is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The series has been challenged or banned for a variety of reasons including: satanism, violence and anti-family sentiments.

I can actually attribute my reading of the first book to the publicity that surrounded the publication of the first book back in 1999.  My hometown high school was being challenged for having the book in the library so I figured I should give it a try just to see what all the fuss was about.  Well, I was totally hooked!  I have attended midnight release parties and midnight movies.  I have made scarfs and predictions for what was going to happen in the next book.  And I still listen to podcasts dedicated to Harry Potter and news from J.K. Rowling.  The audiobooks are still among my favorites because of the soothing voice and I never get lost, no matter where the audiobook starts.

I know that the Harry Potter series is not for everyone but I am thankful that I had the opportunity to read and share these books with my family!


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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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