Banned Books Week 2017 Starts September 24th

Next week marks the start of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read.  This year’s them is “Our Right to Read” and according to,  the event will “will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read.”

This year’s sponsors are as follows:

American Booksellers Association

American Library Association

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Association of American Publishers

American Association of University Presses

 Authors Guild

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund

Freedom to Read Foundation

Index on Censorship

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Council of Teachers of English

PEN America

People for the American Way Foundation

Project Censored

There will be many events taking place throughout the country so follow the Banned Books Week on Twitter to learn more and also check with your local libraries and bookstores to see what events they’re planning.



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