Banned Books Week September 21-27

It’s Banned Books Week this week, all the way through September 27th.  Libraries, bookstores, and classrooms around the country celebrate the freedom to read through elaborate displays and fun events. Books that have been challenged or banned both in the U.S and around the world will receive recognition this week.

So what exactly is a banned book?

They are books where access has been removed from libraries, bookstores, or the classrooms due to controversy surrounding their content.

Why should we care?

Book banning and censorship is still prevalent in parts of the United States, as well as around the world. It is important to get the word out and create awareness because people should have the freedom to choose or express their opinions, even if those opinions are not shared by others. They should have the freedom to read!

So in honor of Banned Book Week I will be showcasing some of my favorite banned books this week.

A Light in the Attic

Where the Wild Things Are

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Winnie the Pooh

Thanks for reading along and check back often to view some of my favorite banned books! To find more information about banned books week visit the American Library Association at ala.org or the Banned Books Week website, bannedbooksweek.org.

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