The freedom to read is protected by the First Amendment.  However censorship still occurs in this day and age when people succeed in getting books removed from their local school or library.  Banned Book Week is an annual event that sheds light on censorship and promotes intellectual freedom.

  • A challenge occurs when an individual or a group, usually with the best intentions, attempts to have a book removed. Not all challenges are successful. 
  • IN 2009 THERE WAS 460 CHALLENGES REPORTED. 
  • Many books now considered classical have been the target of banning.

                For more information, please visit our library during September 25 through October 2.

Helpful Links:

                http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/index.cfm

                http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org//speech/libraries/topic.aspx?topic=banned_books&SearchString=book_banning

                http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/banned-books-week-2003

Comments are closed.