‘Banned Books’ Category

Banned Books Week

Wait, people still ban books? Even in this day and age? Unfortunately yes, which is why we celebrate¬†Banned Books Week every year. We celebrate our freedom to read, we condemn censorship, and in doing so, we remind ourselves that threats to our freedoms still exist. The America Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles data […]

Banned Books Week

September 21st– 27th is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community¬† in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or […]

Libraries can be dangerous places.

The American Library Association (and freedom-lovers everywhere) are celebrating Banned Books Week September 25 – October 2, 2010. Did you know The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are all books that have been banned or challenged? Exercise your freedom […]