Banned Books Week

Stay Tuned for info about this year’s celebrations: 

September 26–October 1, 2016

 

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: September 21-27, 2014

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The POP Project is excited to be partnering with ZaPow!, the southeast’s premier illustration art gallery, for this year’s Banned Books Week event.

When: Friday, September 26, 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: ZaPow! Studio and Art Gallery, 21 Battery Park, Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801

What: A celebration of freedom in reading with art, interactive photo booth, and snacks and drinks.

Banned Books Week 2014 highlights the literary merit and issues surrounding controversial comic books and graphic novels. Join us at ZaPow! for:

  • Discussions about your favorite challenged graphic novels and comic books
  • An interactive photo booth with costumes to capture the fun
  • Local and regional illustrative art
  • Free wine and light snacks

 

Donations welcome for the photo booth.

More information about ZaPow!: http://www.zapow.com/

 

How much do you know about Banned Books Week?

DSCF2367Banned Books Week is an annual event hosted by the American Library Association (ALA) that celebrates the freedoms outlined by the First Amendment, including the freedom to read. Many challenges are made with valient intentions, such as to protect children and the community from difficult ideas. The purpose of Banned Books Week is to promote education over censorship.

Banned Books Week is typically held on the last week of September, which for 2016 falls from September 26–October 1. During this time, the ALA draws attention to the harms of censorship by highlighting the benefits of intellectual freedom and access to information, while addressing attempted and successful book bannings across the nation.

Books featured during the week have been challenged in communities around the country by parents, schools, libraries, and other organizations. Thanks to the efforts of booksellers, librarians, teachers, and community members, many book challenges have failed and the books have remained in circulation.

Frequently Challenged or Banned Books:

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics

For more information about Banned Books Week:

http://bannedbooksweek.org/