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Banned and Challenged Books

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event that will be observed this year from September 22nd to 28th.  Its purpose is to celebrate the freedom to read. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, 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.