Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week Read-Out

Banned Book Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September since 1982, Banned Books Week not only encourages readers to examine challenged literary works but also 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.

Come and check out a book from The Collinsville Library center's banned Book display on the main floor.

 Top Ten Challenged Books in 2010:

1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
 2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
 3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
 4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
 5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
 6) Lush, by Natasha Friend
 7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones;
8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
 9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer