During this week, libraries, schools, and booksellers often feature books that have been been banned in libraries or schools in the United States. However, the American Libraries Association states that, "Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections." Help spread the word about Banned Books Week, and celebrate the freedom to read!
Interested in learning more? Check out these great links:
- Map showing locations across the United States where books have been banned
- Challenged book list, 2010-2011
- Top 100 Banned/Challenged books, 2000-2009