Banned Books Week
September 22-28, 2019

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The week long celebration 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.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Visit the American Library Association’s website for more information http://www.ala.org/bbooks.