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Banned Books Week: Slaying Censorship. Credit: Heather Wolpert-Gawron I am an avid celebrator of Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week: Slaying Censorship

It becomes a way to make reading sexy -- the exact opposite of what those who challenge or ban books have intended. Cue evil laughter. The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a way to celebrate brave and creative authors -- and the freedom to read, yes. But more importantly, it is a way to celebrate students' ability to think for themselves. Sure, some books are not appropriate for every kid at every age, but to make that book inaccessible, as dictated by a group believing themselves to be the almighty word in literature, is wrong.

Any kid in your classroom can grow up to write any book they want. I remember I was in fifth grade when Judy Blume's Forever came out. Credit: Heather Wolpert-Gawron I have an admission to make: I'm not a big Twilight fan. So, celebrate Banned Books Week. Here's some of the things I do in my own classroom library: Get "Crime Scene" or "Caution" tape. See more see less. A Big List of 375 Free eBooks for Your iPad, Kindle, Nook and Other Devices. 20 Websites To Download Free EBooks (Part III) And we’re back with Part 3!

20 Websites To Download Free EBooks (Part III)

Yes, the world still loves books, no matter what version they are in: printed or electronic. Some of us prefer them in ebook version simply because they are so easy to locate, download and store for future reading and reference. In this list you can download free ebooks that range from Romance to Horror, Sci-fi to Historical Fiction. They are also available in PDF, text, doc and the crowd’s favorite ePub version. Without further ado, let’s take a look at 20 additional places you can download free ebooks from. Read Also: Best Websites To Download Free EBooks – Part I & Part II 1.

Kobo has over 1 million free eBooks. 2. Find free ebooks in NOOK books and apps format, provided by Barnes and Nobles. 3. Find an amazing array of free Microsoft eBooks brought together to one single place. 4. eBookMall Many of the free eBooks here are only free for a limited time, mostly as special promotions, so download them while they are still available. 5. 6. eBook Junkie. The Chronicles of Narnia - Ancient Faith Radio.

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Dystopia. The Classic, Beautiful and Controversial Books That Changed Science Forever. Without the work of intellectual giants like Einstein, Newton and Darwin, we might still be in the dark ages.

The Classic, Beautiful and Controversial Books That Changed Science Forever

But how many scientists still read the dust-ridden texts where these luminaries first expounded their theories? Thanks to the internet, you no longer have to hunt down these yellowing tomes in a moldy library vault. Here’s the story of 9 famous publications that spun the scientific world off its orbit.Above:"On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres" by Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543Contrary to what your dog may think, you’re not the center of the universe.

Copernicus, a Polish merchant's son, discovered that the sun is at the center of our solar system – the so-called heliocentric model – overturning the commonly accepted Earth-centric model introduced by Ptolemy in the 2nd Century A.D. "It was setting in stone the process of critical thinking, that the whole world doesn’t revolve around us," said astronomer Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley. Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books. - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books. A new way of choosing what to read next. Spaghetti Book Club - Book Reviews by Kids for Kids!