Happy Banned Books Week to you! More importantly, CONGRATULATIONS on your ability to read freely! Know what this all means? Let's let the American Library Association explain shall we? Banned Books Week is an opportunity to bring attention to "the value of free and open access to information and celebrates the freedom to seek, to publish, to read, and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. 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".
The photos below show some of the great products of our "fREADom" YA Banned Books Week event. We hope you stop by to check out our Banned Books Week Display to discover what popular YA novels we have that were challenged or banned across the US recently.
Also, here is a great article (and video) about one anonymous donor's effort to challenge the censorship of a popular YA novel in South Carolina.