Books have been challenged or banned through the ages for a variety of reasons including sexual content, religious content, and political content. See the American Library Association, list of the 10 most challenged Books each year. Celebrate your freedom to read - check out a banned or challenged book today!
What is Banned Books Week?
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."- from the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom."
Use the map to find out where book challenges have taken place across the country.