Banned Books Week is an effort by the American Library Association to celebrate 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. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association." - Banned Books Week
In 2019, Banned Books Week will take place on September 22-28, 2019.
Transcript of video: "Literature helps us navigate the world by shining a light on challenging and uncomfortable topics. Censorship leaves us in the dark. Of the 483 books that were challenged or banned in 2018, these are the Top 11 Most Challenged. The annual list is compiled by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Learn more about major trends and issues impacting libraries in the State of America's Libraries Report: ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2019"
10 Banned Books From Arizona's Mexican American Studies Program, K.W. Colyard - https://www.bustle.com/p/10-banned-books-from-arizonas-mexican-american-studies-program-why-it-matters-6728
17 of America's most surprising banned books, The Week - https://theweek.com/articles/459795/17-americas-most-surprising-banned-books
Banned Books Week - YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/bannedbooksweek
Banned and Challenged Books - A website of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/freedownloads#Cover%20photo
The Most Notorious Books by Beth Carswell - https://www.abebooks.com/books/controversial-banned-sensational-outrage/notorious-books.shtml