Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Cupertino_Library
Throughout the month of September, Cupertino Library will have a display honoring Banned Book Week.
Banned Book Week was established in 1982 to confront the rising number of instances in which books had been challenged or banned in schools, bookstores and libraries.
According to the American Library Association, since 1982 11,300 books have been challenged. In 2011, 326 challenges were reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom.
The ALA’s Banned Book website lists the following ten books most challenged in 2011: