It’s Banned Books Week! In library class, our middle schoolers celebrate by reading their favorite banned books and discussing the reasons books are being challenged across the country and the world. With the help of our librarians, students created a display of banned books with posters encouraging us to resist through our reading choices!
Did you know? Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in libraries, bookstores, and schools. Typically (but not always) held during the last week of September, the annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community — librarians, educators, authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.