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This guide provides information about Banned Books Week, the banning and censorship of literature in general, and how you can get involved in efforts against book banning.

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 express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.


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Hop on over to our "How Can I Get Involved?" tab to learn how to fight back against book banning and censorship!

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Image Credit

This library guide uses images courtesy of free downloads from the ALA Banned Books Week web site.