The Importance Of Banned Books Week
Barbara Jones, Director of ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, writes: "Yet while we celebrate the deluge of Banned Books library programming around the world, an upsurge in the censorship of literary classics has challenged the freedom to read."
In celebration of Banned Books Week, we profile some of the better known authors whose works have been banned, from J.D. Salinger to Harper Lee.
"Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me." -Judy Blume
Banned Book Week: Celebrate your freedom to read! (Sept. 22-28, 2013) Graphic by Adrian Jackson. Feel free to share.
Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 22 - 28, 2013