This September 25-October 1, join us to celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week 2016. This week, the entire book community unites to support access to information and the freedom to read. Challenged books run the gamut from classics like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Native Son by Richard Wright, to childhood favorites like In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak and Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, and books for young adults like Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes.
How can you join the fight against censorship? On the AAP's website, you'll find ways to explore this year's theme: diversity.
The American Library Association has provided many ideas and resources you can use, as well as an extensive list of frequently challenged and banned books. Check out their website to find out how you can help raise awareness of banned books, support the freedom to read, and join the fight against censorship.