Monday, September 27, 2010

Prayer for Kate and Banned Books Week

I have blogged about Kate McRae before. She's the little girl in the picture on the sidebar and I know many of you have lifted her up to God. This summer went great (no sign of the brain tumor) for her and she finally was able to start kindergarten. But this weekend she began vomiting and seemed very lethargic. Please pray that this is just a normal virus. Pray for her mom and dad. They have had a taste of almost normal family life this summer and now might be thrown back into the depths of the cancer black hole again.

 This is from the ALA website:

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

 Here are some links on Banned Books Weeks. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

http://ncac.org/Kids-Right-to-Read-Project-Interview-with-Ellen-Hopkins-author-of-the-Banned-Book-Week-Manifesto

We all have the right to read. While I don't believe in reading certain material, I defend your right to create and read that material.

It's all about free speech. Fight for it. Thanks for reading. :)

22 comments:

  1. My prayers are on the wing.

    And I heartily agree there may be books out there I don't want to read, but that doesn't give me the right to say that you or your kids can't read them.

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  2. Thanks Bish. I defend your right to read or write bokks that I do NOT want to read. YEAH! You go girl. :)

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  3. Ohhh...*saying a prayer*

    I hate when children have to go through ANYTHING, but especially something like this.

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  4. There will be lots of prayers winging away thanks to you...add one from me. Thank for the info. re: banned books.

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  5. Candy, thanks girl. I so appreciate the prayers. I know her mama and daddy do. :) I hate cancer.

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  6. Liza, prayers so very welcome and coveted. Thank you wonderful one. :)

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  7. Praying for that beautiful girl!

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  8. Oh, yes I'm praying for that precious girl.

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  9. Will pray for this sweet girl and her family.

    Thanks for the info and links for BBW. I appreciate you keeping me up to date.

    Happy Birthday!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Karen

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  10. I'm lifting up prayers now! In Jesus's name!

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  11. Praying for the little girl and her family. Thanks for the links.

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  12. Sending positive thoughts to Kate and her family. I have a friend w/a brain tumor. Very intense. Thanks for reminding me to go visit him soon.

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  13. Oh, Robyn! I will pray, pray, pray for poor Kate and her family. I hope it's just flu or something. Thanks for letting us know so we can direct our prayers.

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  14. I'm so sorry -- and will be keeping poor Kate in my prayers!

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  15. Thank you for the update. I will pray.

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  16. Lovely to hear Kate's great news. Thanks for the update.

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  17. I will pray for Kate and her family.

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  18. I was wondering who the litte girl is. I'll pray for her right now.

    And Blech on Banned Books Week. So annoying when some people try to tell others what they can read! :-(

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  19. I'll pray for that sweet little girl and her family.

    Robyn, thanks for the links about banned books. I don't think anyone would want to live in a world that dictates what we read.

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  20. Poor little Kate! Thanks for bringing her to our attention.

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