Monday, September 26, 2011
BANNED BOOKS WEEK - September 24 - October 1, 2011
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Book Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom--the freedom to access informationand express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular--provides the foundation for Banned Book Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to rad and access them.
For more information, visit http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ or http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm?gclid=CP3ztcn3uqsCFQXe4AodEHU2hw.