September 28th through October 6th
Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read. This event is usually held during the last week of September and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, and readers to show their support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, though they might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. It's amazing at how these books have been criticized and scorned yet they still remain available to the public thanks to the work of librarians, teachers, students, and members of the community who support the freedom to read.
Below are three of my favorite banned/challenged books:
To find out more frequently challenged titles, please go here.
While I own these three (and others that have been challenged or banned), I'd like to give my readers the chance to select their own banned or challenged book with a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!
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