Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom To Read
September 22-28, 2013
In 1982, Banned Books Week was created in response to the increase of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. In the past 31 years, over 11,300 books have been challenged.
“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.” –www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek
Check out some the banned books we have at Waterfield Library!
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (PS1305 .A1 1953)
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (PR6110.A4555 F53 2012)
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (PS3608 O832 K58 2003)
- Looking for Alaska by John Green (PZ7 G8233 Lo 2005)
- The Giver by Lois Lowry (PZ7 L9673 Gi 1993)
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (PR1866 .R8 1979)
- Beloved by Toni Morrison (PS3563 O8749 B4 1987)
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (PS3562 E353 T64 1960)
- Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes (PS3561 E75 F56X)
For more information about Banned Books Week, visit www.bannedbooksweek.org.