Banned Books Week is September 26-October 2, 2021.
According to the American Library Association (2012), “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” For more information about Banned Books Week, its history, and how to get involved, check out Banned and Challenged Books: A Website of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.
In the meantime…
Can You Guess Why These Books Were Banned?
Flick through the slideshows to find out, and click the linked titles to reserve your copy!
“Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021)”, American Library Association, December 11, 2012. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned (Accessed September 11, 2021).
“Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists”, American Library Association, March 26, 2013. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10 (Accessed September 11, 2021).