Celebrate Banned Books Week 9/25-10/2/2010

ImageBanned Books Week is an annual event that "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States." You may be surprised these titles are included on the list of Banned and Challenged Classics:

  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Here are resources to help promote the freedom to read at your library:

Sources: Banned and Challenged Classics, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Banned Books Week website