Banned Books Week was conceived by the American Library Association as an annual celebration of our First Amendment rights and our freedom as Americans to read whatever we want. During the last week of September, libraries all over the nation host displays and discussions that promote the idea of intellectual freedom.
The Dick Smith Library is proud to participate in Banned Books Week, and will feature a book display highlighting materials that have been challenged for one reason or another. All of them have been the target of proposed banning, relocation, or other challenges at a library in the United States.
Featured titles include:
Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
...and many more!
For more information regarding Banned Books Week, check out http://www.ala.org/bbooks