Banned Books Week Celebrates the Freedom to Read

By Jill Slattery on
Every year, hundreds of books are challenged or censored by local schools and libraries. The 2011 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 24 to October 1. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores across the nation will draw attention to the issue of censorship by hosting events and displays of banned books. According to the organization's website, "Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge...Read Full Story