Celebrating the Freedom to Read: September 24 - September 30, 2017

For Teachers

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a sponsor of Banned Books Week devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English, English language arts, and literacy at all levels of education, supports an Intellectual Freedom Center, to promote the NCTE Principles for Intellectual Freedom in Education and to help teachers facing challenges to works used in their classrooms. The following resources (PDF) help teachers prepare for teaching the literature they love to teach and their students love to read.

NCTE supports The Students’ Right to Read and encourages participation in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out. Check out the NCTE Virtual Read-Out and  the NCTE list of challenged books (PDF) NCTE handled over the years for possible ideas on what book you can read for the Virtual Read-Out.