Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Banned Books Week!

From the ALA Banned Books Week page:
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week.  BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

This week I'll be posting at least one review of a book from the Top 100 Banned/Challenged books of 2000-2009. I'm looking forward to seeing what other book bloggers have in store for Banned Books Week!

Here are links to a few of the great Banned Books Week events and posts that I have come across so far:


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