September 18 - September 24
This year we are launching our brand-new Banned Books club. The Banned Books Club reading list will feature books that have been challenged or banned spanning across the past three decades. For the month of September, we will be reading Looking for Alaska by John Green.
The American Library Association (ALA) says the following about Banned Books Week:
"Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, 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."