Banned Books Week

BBW-logoBanned Books Week runs September 27-October 3, 2015 this year.

Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read.

Follow @BannedBooksWeek on Twitter, or “like” the Facebook page. The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association is also on Twitter @OIF.

Over at, enter the sweepstakes to win a selection of banned YA books.

Consider participating in the Virtual Read-Out, or check out these additional free events during the week.                                                  The Call of the Wild

Click here for a list of Banned Books That Shaped America, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1884), The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903), and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (1951).


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4 thoughts on “Banned Books Week

  1. Good reminder, Kathy! I tend to be all free speech, all the time. The times and tides always turn, and what was yesterday’s art and inspiration (or even quackery) can become this season’s thoughtcrime, if we’re not careful.

    • It’s hard to imagine that we could have been deprived of most of the books that have been banned in the past ~ what a tremendous loss it would have been.

  2. I should say that I recognize, too, the rights of individual communities to do what they think serves them best, but then I can march through the square, reciting passages from the ancient copy of Huck Finn that shall be pried from my cold, dead hand. : )

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