September 28, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, is September 25 - October 2, 2010.

"Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States." -
ALABanned Books Week

The Office For Intellectual Freedom created a video for their YouTube channel that features the Top Ten Banned and Challenged Books of 2009 and reasons for challenges and bans. Included in the top ten list are classics; The Chocolate War, The Color Purple, The Catcher in Rye, and To Kill a Mocking Bird; and children and young adult titles; The Earth, My Butt, And Other Big Round Things, And Tango Makes Three, and Twilight.

For more information: Internet Resources

For More Information: AU Library collection

Visit the IRC News blog for a different look at Banned Books Week provided by The Puppet Book Banners.

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