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Banned Books Week Information and Resources

Banned Books Week guide

Banned Books Week

This annual event celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For more than 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, writers, journalists, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. 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.

For more information, visit the American Library Association website: 


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Thanks to the University of Toledo librarian, Elaine Reeves, for her permission to copy and edit her LibGuide.