It’s Banned Books Week!

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 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.”- http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

This year Banned Books Week goes from September 25-October 1.  Below are some books that in the past (sometimes present) people have tried to ban others from reading.  Below are a few teen books that individuals (parents, educators, politicians, etc) have tried to take out of libraries and schools.

        

    

Check out this list for more banned or challenged Teen Books.

The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country.

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