Happy Banned Books Week, lovely librarians! This is the week (Sept 25 – Oct. 1) to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books.
This year’s theme is diversity and the lovely folks at BBW have put together a list of frequently challenged books with diverse content, as well as resources for librarians and free downloadable art to help spread the word about Banned Books Week.
The ALA also has lots of great resources on Banned Books Week, including lists of frequently challenged books, banned/challenged classics, top 10 frequently challenged books, the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade, the most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century, and MORE free downloadable materials.
Share your love of banned books all week long!
Take a selfie with your favorite banned book and tweet it out to @BannedBooksWeek with the hashtag #ireadbannedbooks. If you’re feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video to the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube.
Check out BannedBooksWeek.org for more live and online events, including this free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 29 about how librarians can help support authors whose books have been banned or challenged.