Banned Books Week is the national celebration of our freedom to read. Launched in 1982 to draw attention to the problem of book censorship in the United States, Banned Books Week is celebrated in late September each year.
Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. -- American Library Association's Bill of Rights
Books have been banned as long as there have been books and continue to be banned or challenged even today. A banned book is a book that may be:
This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids' Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. "Mapping Censorship" was created by Chris Peterson of the National Coalition Against Censorship and Alita Edelman of hte American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. The map is now updated by the American Library Association.
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