Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 to call attention to censorship and promote the freedom to read. It is held annually during the last week of September. According to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom, a record 1,597 books were affected by censorship attempts in 2021. Books continue to face challenges and bans at an alarming rate across the country. This month's Banned and Challenged Books display highlights current and classic books that have been targeted for removal in schools and libraries. Buttons, bookmarks, zines, and a Banned Books News File that includes resources for fighting book bans will also be available.
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