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Celebrate Banned Books Week ~ 2023

Celebrating the right and freedom to read. This guide presents information and resources to learn about banned and challenged books.

About Banned Books Week

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. 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. 

American Library Association Graphic Banned Books Week

Want To Learn More?

Banned Book FAQ - American Library Association 

Be An Advocate!

Content and images used in this guide were provided by Banned & Challenged Books: A website of the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom.