Freedom to READ: Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. 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. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The following books were reported as the most frequently banned books of 2014 by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. They are all available at an SCCLD library near you. Check out your library's Banned Book display for more books targeted by censorship.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

It's Perfectly Normal

It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and Michael Emberley


The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Saga by Brian K Vaughan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


Drama by Raina Telgemeier


Ban Books? How mean!!!!!!!!!! Books are basically my life.
11/2/2015 4:17:36 PM

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