Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week!
September 27th – October 3rd
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. The American Library Association recognizes your Freedom to Read, which is your right to choose what you read.
Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.
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.
Check out the top 10 banned/challenged books from the last decade.
|The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian||Sherman Alexie|
|Captain Underpants (series)||Dav Pilkey|
|Thirteen Reasons Why||Jay Asher|
|Looking for Alaska||John Green|
|And Tango Makes Three||Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell|
|Fifty Shades of Grey||E. L. James|
|Internet Girls (series)||Lauren Myracle|
|The Bluest Eye||Toni Morrison|