Banned Books Week

Stay Tuned for info about this year’s Banned Books Week celebrations: 

September 24–30, 2017

 


 

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 valiant 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 2017 falls from September 24–30. 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/