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Banned Books Week Goes to Sweden!

Banned Books Week has found a new home: Sweden! The Swedish celebration of the right to read takes place on October 9–15, 2023. Banned Books Week Sweden will highlight literature ...

Saturday Is Let Freedom Read Day!

With book bans on the rise, it is absolutely essential that people do something -- anything -- to defend books from censorship in their communities. This final day of Banned ...

Friday Events for Banned Books Week

It may be the penultimate day of Banned Books Week, but there's still plenty to do! Today's edition of City Lit Theater's Books on the Chopping Block is also available ...

Banned Books Week Thursday: Student Advocates Show Us How It’s Done

It's Thursday, and Banned Books Week is running strong with student advocates! Hot off his livestream with Honorary Chair LeVar Burton, Youth Honorary Chair Da'Taeveyon Daniels will take the spotlight ...

Banned Books Week Wednesday is LeVar Burton Day!

Today is the day! Our Honorary Chair LeVar Burton will join us live on Facebook for a conversation with our Youth Honorary Chair Da'Taeveyon Daniels. Don't miss this knowledge! You ...

Banned Books Week Tuesday: Bookmobiles, HOWL, and more!

Banned Books Week day three: not one, but two, bookmobiles get the day started, and you can wrap up the day with an amazing virtual program hosted by City Lights ...

Banned Books Week: Monday Program Snapshot

Banned Books Week is here! No matter where you are, there's sure to be a way to participate, from in-person events to virtual events. Let's take a look at what's ...

LeVar Burton to Lead 2023 Banned Books Week as Honorary Chair

Beloved reading advocate, writer, and television and film star LeVar Burton will lead this year’s Banned Books Week, which takes place October 1–7, 2023. Burton is the first actor to ...

NCAC and SCBWI ILF Announce Banned Book Essay Contest

Banned Books Week Coalition member National Coalition Against Censorship is cosponsoring a new essay contest for high school students! NCAC is joining forces with SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund for the contest. Entries are ...

LET FREEDOM READ During Banned Books Week 2023!

The American Library Association has announced the theme for Banned Books Week 2023: “Let Freedom Read!” Banned Books Week will take place October 1 – 7, 2023. "As we’ve seen ...

TODAY: Take Action During Right to Read Day!

In conjunction with the release of today's Top 10 Most Challenged Books list, ALA has called for a national day of action to protect libraries and the freedom to read ...

ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022 List

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) kicked off National Library Week with the release of its highly anticipated list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022 and the ...

There’s More to the Story: Celebrate National Library Week (April 23-29, 2023)

National Library Week (April 23 - 29, 2023) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library ...

Strong Finish for Banned Books Week with Friday and Saturday Events

Banned Books Week is drawing to close, but there are still plenty of ways to engage! Don't miss events bestselling authors Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places, Breathless), George M ...

Full Steam Ahead for Thursday Banned Books Week Programming!

Banned Books Week may be drawing to a close in a couple days, but we're not slowing down! Thursday is packed with amazing programming, from our Facebook Live with censored ...

Literary Stars Align for Wednesday Banned Books Week Programs!

We're halfway through Banned Books Week, and the stars are bright in today's events! The Banned Books Week Coalition is honored to host Angie Thomas and Jerry Craft for a ...

George M. Johnson Headlines Action Packed Tuesday for Banned Books Week!

It's two for Tuesday -- we don't just have one event with New York Times bestselling author and Banned Books Week Honorary Chair George M. Johnson, but two! But that's ...

Catch These Monday Events for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is kicking off with events, events, and more events! The Banned Books Week Coalition is delighted to have Youth Honorary Chair Cameron Samuels leading a chat with ...

Don’t Miss These Banned Books Week Coalition Facebook Live Events!

Banned Books is almost here! Banned Books Week officially kicks off on Sunday, and we're excited to have an amazing lineup of Facebook livestreams to mark the week! Check them ...

George M. Johnson to Lead the #BannedBooksChat This Wednesday!

Join Banned Books Week Honorary Chair George M. Johnson this Wednesday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. EDT for a #BannedBooksChat on Twitter! George M. Johnson (they/them) is an award-winning Black ...