Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 to Sept. 27, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, is almost here! From New York to Alaska, libraries, schools, bookstores and book-loving individuals across the country are fighting back against censorship and saying yes to their right to read. The American Library Association (ALA), provides ideas and resources on how your library can participate in the annual celebration of the freedom to read and provides information on frequently challenged books over the years, including the top ten most frequently challenged books lists since 2001.
Events are happening in local communities and thousands of conversations are taking place online. Don’t miss either. Below are just a few ways you can get involved.
1. Find an event in your community at: http://bannedbooksweek.org/events
2. Follow them on Twitter at @BannedBooksWeek and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek for the latest news and updates
Last year, tens of thousands of people participated in Banned Books Week online. More than 500 videos were posted in a virtual read-out, and thousands participated in hundreds of events in bookstores, libraries, and schools and universities across the country.