Reading is an amazing ability any human can have. While many have access to stories and tales and adventures between pages, some must depend on their schools or public libraries for books.
Which is why fighting against censorship and allowing all to have access to a variety of different kind of books is important.
Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3.
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. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported.
Join us as we celebrate our ability to read and to share stories. Stand with us as we fight against censorship!
- Visit the Banned Books Week website
- Share your support on social media
- Learn about the latest banned books
- Speak out and let your voice be heard!