Banned Book Week

This past week has been a very interesting week. It has been banned book week in the US of A.

The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of a freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries, bookstores and some school around America draw attention to the problem of censorship by hosting a variety of events and making displays of challenged books.

“Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association”

Banned Books Week – Facebook page

Banned Books Week – Webpage

Banned Books Week – American Library Association webpage

If you look up the American Library Association they have a good list of the books that are (as the saying goes) “frequently challenged”.


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