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Banned Books Week 2020: BOOKS
Banned Books Week - Celebrate the freedom to read!
Celebrating the 37th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read
September 27 - October 3, 2018
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. For more info on banned books and intellectual freedom, visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned/.
Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary challenge reports sent to OIF from communities across the United States.
Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. Those facing censorship challenges can find support and inspiration in this book, which compiles dozens of stories from library front lines.
A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries. This expanded edition presents a thorough analysis of the current state of book banning in schools and public libraries, offering ready reference material on major incidents, legal cases, and annotated entries on the most frequently challenged books.