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Banned Books Week 2020

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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 IndianSherman Alexie
Captain Underpants (series)Dav Pilkey
Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher
Looking for Alaska John Green
GeorgeAlex Gino
And Tango Makes ThreeJustin Richardson and Peter Parnell
DramaRaina Telgemeier
Fifty Shades of GreyE. L. James
Internet Girls (series)Lauren Myracle
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison