Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek, to publish, to read, and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
Text: Pekoll, Kristin, and Kate Lechtenberg. American Library Association, 2015. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/colleaguesqanda
Image: Created by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, cbldf.org
The 2019 theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!"
From the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and reported on http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2018
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org