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Banned Books Week 2019

Overview

2019 Banned Book Week Poster

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings 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.

Banned Books Week 2019 will be held September 22 – 28. The 2019 theme, “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. 

Banned By The Numbers

BBW in the News

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