Banned Books Week
Want to do something just a little wicked?
“Celebrate the Freedom to Read” this year by reading a book from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Book List.
Every year, across the country, books are challenged in schools and libraries for their “inappropriate” content.
Banning books is a challenge to your First Amendment rights and takes away an individual’s right to choose material that is appropriate for yourself or your family.
Taking a stand against censorship
Celebrating Banned Books Week shows the importance of taking a stand against censorship and honors the free exchange of ideas, speech and expression.
“We brag about living in an open society but here is a list of 100 well known titles that people have sought to keep from out fellow citizens.”
— Michael Miller, Dean of Library Services