Get ready for Banned Books Week 2018 with tools from the Banned Books Week Coalition! Banning books silences stories, so speak up for the stories that matter to you by participating in this powerful event! Visit bannedbooksweek.org for resources supporting the annual celebration of the freedom to read, which will be held September 23 – 29.
As the attacks on free expression escalate, a celebration of reading is needed now more than ever. BBWC is here to support libraries, educational institutions, teachers, booksellers, and publishers in the United States and abroad. Visit bannedbooksweek.org to find resources to help you plan your celebration of the right to read, including:
- an events calendar (http://bannedbooksweek.org/events)
- programming ideas (http://bannedbooksweek.org/resources)
- downloadable posters, shelftalkers, and more (http://bannedbooksweek.org/resources)
- print and digital materials that you can use to promote your events (http://bannedbooksweek.org/promotional-tools)
The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. Please join us during Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29, 2018!
Learn more about the Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017 at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/NLW-Top10 and the challenges facing America’s libraries at http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2018
ABOUT THE BANNED BOOKS WEEK COALITION
The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.
The Banned Books Week Coalition includes American Booksellers Association; American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of University Presses; The Authors Guild; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; Dramatists Legal Defense Fund; Freedom to Read Foundation; Index on Censorship; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; PEN America; People for the American Way; and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Banned Books Week also receives generous support from DKT Liberty Project and Penguin Random House.