Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Banned Books Week

September 27 through October 4 is Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read! Read about Banned Books Week basics as well as frequently challenged books.

There is already a display on the lower level showing just a few of the many children’s books that have been challenged, and there will a display on the main floor by the end of the week with adult books. Keep in mind that just because a book is challenged, does not mean it is necessarily banned.

Another great resource is the ACLU Foundation of Texas Banned Book Project, which produces an annual report of books that have been banned, challenged or restricted in Texas schools during the previous school year. The reports since 2002 are available online, with the 2008 report to be posted on September 27.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to go and read every one of the banned books!

Amanda (the librarian) said...

It's interesting to see how many childhood favorites and award-winning books (Newbery, Caldecott, etc.) are in these reports.