Support our freedom to read + express ideas

2013 challenged books list, banned books week, freedom to read, say no to censorship, libraries, booksellers,

This past week was Banned Books Week (BBW) 2014, the annual event to celebrate the freedom to read. That includes the ability to express ideas with material some consider unpopular and/or radical. And more importantly, to focus on the dangers of censorship. I covered the topic in depth last year.

Thank you to the sponsors – organizations in the book community, including the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the National Council of Teachers of English – for continuing to get the message out and making this cause such an important and widespread one and encouraging nationwide events to educate and inform the public.

As we finish up BBW 2014, the above titles were the 10 top challenged books for 2013 and the reasons that they were under fire. Check out the complete collection of challenged books lists since 2000 from The Washington Post.

Support the Freedom to Read Foundation, working hard everyday to provide us with access to information and materials – defending the First Amendment in libraries, and beyond.

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