Banned Books Week: Censorship By The Numbers Infographic

The celebration of the freedom to read marches on as Banned Books Week continues. This year’s theme focuses on the fight against censorship. With that in mind here’s an infographic via ALA.org all about censorship. Read on to learn more:

 

Banned Books Week: Top Challenged Books of 2017

Banned Books Week is underway and here’s an infographic of the top challenged books of 2017  via ALA.org

To learn more information on why these books were challenged visit the Banned Books Week website.  Curious about where challenges come from? Take a gander at this infographic below to learn more.

Next Week Is Banned Books Week

It’s that time of the year again! Banned Books Week arrives next week on September 23rd to the 29th. The annual event celebrating the freedom to read highlights the value of free and open access to information. This year’s theme ““Banning Books Silences Stories,” focuses on speaking out against censorship.

Around the country libraries, groups, and individuals in the community will host events so check out your local library to learn more. You can visit the Banned Books Week website to access more resources.

Banned Books Week Infographic

As Banned Books Week continues, here’s an infographic created by Ala.org that features information that was originally published during National Library Week in the State of America’s Libraries Report 2017

Banned Books Week Video: The Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

It’s that time of year again to celebrate Banned Books Week and to defend our right to read. If you think books aren’t banned today, well you’re in for an awakening. Here’s a video compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016.

 

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 BannedBooksWeek.org,  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.