KDL invites you to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week. This event is observed each year during the last week of September and is celebrated nationwide. Since 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this democratic freedom for granted.
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read as well as the freedom to express one’s opinion even when that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The current list of banned books is quite impressive, as is the conviction of those that choose to stand up for our freedom to read and never take that freedom for granted.
Be sure to check out these great Banned Books Week resources:
- Wikipedia’s list of books banned by governments
- American Library Association’s lists of frequently challenged books
- BBW Facebook page
- American Library Association’s BBW page
WGVU Radio also interviewed KDL Interim Director Cheryl Garrison about Banned Books Week. Listen to the interview below:
Posted by: Katie