Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. To find out more information about Banned Books Week, click on the image above.
Taking a Stand
Below you will find videos posted by some well known faces who are taking a stand against the practice of banning books by reading some of their favorite banned writings during the annual Virtual Read-Out. Visit Youtube to find more videos, or create your own, and take a stand.