Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read has been observed during the last week of September each year since 1982. This annual event, sponsored by the American Library Association, reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.
Banned Books Week emphasizes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
Please check these links for more information about Banned Books Week:
Books Challenged or Banned in 2010-2011 by Robert Doyle
And view this great video (link)
Please visit the Mira Costa Library to see our Banned Books Week Display, and participate in our Banned Books Week Contest. The contest requires you to answer 14 easy questions about frequently banned or challenged books. You can download a copy of the contest form here. Submissions are due by Wednesday, October 10. Check the links above to help you with clues.