Monday, 28 September 2015

Banned Books – September 2015

Banned Books Month is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held in September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week aims to bring 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 with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

The American Library Association has produced this list of Frequently Challenged Books which may be of interest

The following posts highlight some “classic” banned books.

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