Celebrate F'read'om with Banned Books Week
Hells Canyon Journal (Halfway)
Illustration of the ALA Library Bill of Rights and a sign that reads, "Think for yourself and let others do the same."
The Library Bill of Rights, adopted in 1948 by the American Library Association Council.
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).
Banned Books Week, censorship, challenges, freedom to read, parental rights