It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

Come visit the Library’s first floor table display to learn more about Banned Books Week and some books that have been challenged.

Banned Books Week Display Table, 1st floor of the Library

Banned Books Week Display Table, 1st floor of the Library

From the Banned Books Week website:

There are hundreds of challenges to books in schools and libraries in the United States every year. According to the American Library Association (ALA), there were at least 460 in 2009; the ALA estimates that 70 to 80 percent are never reported.

This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. Details are available in ALA’s “Books Banned and Challenged 2007-2008,” and “Books Banned and Challenged 2008-2009,” and the “Kids’ Right to Read Project Report.

Source: http://bannedbooksweek.org/Mapofbookcensorship.html

 

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