Celebrate Banned Books Week: September 30th - October 6th

Banned Books Week supports the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Banned Books Week 2012 marks its 30th anniversary and it has grown into a premier literary event and a national awareness and advocacy campaign around censorship.

It draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. Also check out the list of books that have been banned as" too political" as we continue to celebrate Constitution Day.

Banned Books Week helps raise public awareness of the ongoing threats to intellectual freedom. Collected here is information from The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom about the first amendment, censorship, academic freedom, and freedom of information.

*Image used with permission of the American Library Association

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