Banned Books Week, September 23-29, 2018, is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Libraries across the country—and even across the pond—host programs and displays that draw attention to the harms of censorship and the joys of unrestricted reading.
The initiative spotlights the truth about censorship: books are still banned and challenged today. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 354 challenges to library, school and university materials in 2017. Banned books benefit our empathy, our democracy and our worldview. This Banned Books Week, don’t sit on the sidelines. Learn how to get involved.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/NLW-Top10 (Accessed August 26, 2018)