banned_books_week_logo_042215GalleyCat brings us news of Banned Book Week, which this year will take place from 27 September to 3 October, and will focus on Young Adult books. Unsurprisingly, in a world where even teenagers are not being allowed to walk unaccompanied to their soccer games, “we” spend a lot of time trying to protect them from the pernicious influence which so often sneaks in between the covers of a book. That conservative parents spend so much energy worrying about little Snookums’ reading material is of course a back-handed affirmation of the power of the written word, even though it often manifests itself in what look like quite hilarious protective bans.