Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 21-27, 2014

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Judith F. Krug
Mar 26 2014 - 3:08pm

Cross-posted on Freedom to Read Foundation BlogApplications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via the Freedom to Read Foundation's Judith F.

Sep 27 2013 - 2:39pm

The Banned Books Week Hero spotlight of the day goes to student activist, Isaiah Zukowski, from Emmaus, PA for taking action when the school board considered a challenge to Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld and Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe, both summer reading books.

Lawrence Public Library Banned Books Trading Cards
Sep 27 2013 - 11:40am

Last year, the Lawrence Public Library initiated a hugely successful "Banned Books Trading Cards" project, thanks to a grant from the 

Sep 26 2013 - 2:30pm

Today’s Banned Books Week Hero spotlight shines on DeNae Leu. Leu played an integral role in preventing Patricia Polacco’s children’s book In Our Mothers' House from being placed on restricted access in her school library.

Sep 25 2013 - 7:00pm

Today’s featured Banned Books Week Heroes are the members of the book club 451 Degrees at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL, who stood in opposition the order made by Chicago Public Schools to remove the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, from classrooms (and, initially, from libraries).

Cate Fanning, Nicole Clapp, Carly Basler, Olivia Mullenax, Caroline Makauskas, Maddie Howard and Libby Howard.
Sep 24 2013 - 4:19pm

Throughout Banned Books Week, we will feature Banned Books Week Heroes—outstanding individuals who defended their freedom to read. Today’s featured Heroes are the students and teachers of Glen Ellyn, IL, who fought to keep Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower in their school district.

Sep 24 2013 - 2:13pm

On the third day of Banned Books Week, we would like to feature a video from Khaled Hosseini reading a passage from his frequently challenged novel, The Kite Runner.