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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Celebrate Banned Books!

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2020 (September 27 - October 3, 2020)  - Read a banned book!

Banned Books Trivia
Date: September 30, 2020 time 6:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Click to Register!

Last year's event was so much fun we're doing it again!

As part of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf and MSU Library are partnering for an online Banned Books Trivia event.  Build a team with your friends, or join on your own and be a team of one, or let us assign you to a team. There will also be a "Zoom Virtual Background" challenge and an at-home costume contest.

Did you know: The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 377 challenges to 566 books in 2019.

Test Your Knowledge of Banned Books!

 

 

 

Quiz #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz #2

 

 

 

 

To play using the Kahoot! app, enter the game pins:

Quiz #1 Game Pin: 08835724

Quiz #2 Game Pin: 08652489

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

Banned books map

Use the map to find out where book challenges have taken place across the country.

The American Library Association's Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019

Books have been challenged or banned through the ages for a variety of reasons including sexual content, religious content, and political content. According to the American Library Association, the books below were the 10 most challenged in 2019 (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/NLW-Top10). Celebrate your freedom to read - check out a banned or challenged book today!