Article Title

Celebrate F'read'om with Banned Books Week

Authors

Hayley Sanders

Newspaper

Hells Canyon Journal (Halfway)

Date

9-28-2011

Location

Halfway, Oregon

Photo Description

Illustration of the ALA Library Bill of Rights and a sign that reads, "Think for yourself and let others do the same."

Photo Caption

The Library Bill of Rights, adopted in 1948 by the American Library Association Council.

Abstract

Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association each September, is a time to celebrate the freedom to read. Banned Books Week began in 1982 as a response to the many attempts to challenge, ban or destroy “objectionable” books and information. Parents are the most frequent instigators of book challenges, pushing libraries to remove materials they find unsuitable for a target age group. The ten most challenged books in 2010 are listed, including “And Tango Makes Three” and “Twilight” (series).

Keywords

Banned Books Week, censorship, challenges, freedom to read, parental rights

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