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Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Banned Books Week!

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  American Library Association

In case you don't know, Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. This special week begins today, Sept. 27th, and goes through Saturday, Oct. 3rd.

The American Library Association says the following about the event on their website:

"By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. [...] 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."

Later this week I will share a post about a few of the books that people have tried to restrict access to in recent years. In the meantime, I hope you will celebrate this week with me by reading a banned or challenged book! 

P. S. Need ideas for a book to read? Check out this link to Frequently Challenged Books. In addition, here are links to my previous posts about banned books:

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