It’s Banned Books week 2017!
What is Banned Books Week? It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. This year Banned Books week occurs September 24th – 30th and like every year the ALA (American Library Association) librarians, booksellers, and readers (like you and me) take the time to highlight the value of free and open access to information.
Who normally challenges/bans books?
Why are they challenged?
To view a list of 2016 most challenged books visit ALA’s website.
In celebration of the freedom to read I’ll be sharing some of my favorite banned/ challenged books that I’ve enjoyed over the years on the blog today. Be sure to check out my Instagram too as I’ll be sharing some Banned Books Week pictures. 🙂
Here are my picks/recommendations:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
My Sister’s Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alan Schwartz
For more information about Banned Books Week 2017 and how to participate in and promote awareness the event visit:
What are your personal Banned book recommendations? Comment below and share your picks!
*All info-graphic pictures and Banned Books promo material is courtesy of the American Library Association!