Banned Books Week 2020
Each year the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week to bring light to the dangers of censorship and to celebrate each individual’s freedom to read and access information. The LSN Library celebrates your freedoms as well.
Here are many resources where you can learn more about Banned Books Week and your Right to Read.
– This LSN Library page displays the information collected by the ALA Office for Intelectual Freedom concerning book challenges in the United States. This includes a video and slideshow concerning the top 10 most challenged books in 2019.
– Here is the official home of Banned Books Week. It contains information and resources for teachers.
– Here is a Collection of banned and challenged books that you can check out from the LSN Library. Here are instructions for how to check out books during Virtual Learning.
– The ALA’s Library Bill of Rights explains how the library protects your freedom to read and explore your interests widely and privately.
You can also read the ALA’s Freedom to Read Statement, which was first adopted in 1953, and continues to be reaffirmed to this day.