Last week, the Office for Intellectual Freedom got a visit from Madeline Daniel, who came to make a donation – cash that she had raised from her lemonade sale. For 50 cents a cup, thirsty passersby helped raise money “to support the ALA’s fight against Banned Books.” Madeline raised over $28 in all, which indeed will help us continue to work with librarians, parents, community members, and teachers to protect the right to read.
A voracious reader, Madeline was shocked when she learned how many of her most beloved books had been the target of censors. When asked to name her favorite banned books, Madeline listed Harry Potter, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Captain Underpants.
OIF provided Madeline and her sister Molly with some Banned Books Week bookmarks to share with her school librarian and friends at school. As this year’s slogan says, “Think for yourself and let others do the same.”
Below you can see a video interview with Madeline and Laura, and you can check out some photos from the event on the Banned Books Week Facebook page.