Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 2 in the U.S.) was started in 1982 to celebrate our freedom to read, or rather what the organizers refer to as freadom to read. Thousands of books have been banned or challenged in the last few years and include titles ranging from classics such as Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Morrison's Beloved as well as children's books such as Sendak's In the Night Kitchen and the Harry Potter series. What can you do to join the cause? Check out bannedbooksweek.org to locate an event near you, plan your own banned bookdrop, or check out NMReader's Book Challenge found here. Even if you're not in the U.S., celebrate with us to recognize the importance of freedom to read (or check out local dates by searching for Banned Books Week in your country). Finally, be sure to visit our partner Out of Print and find your favorite banned book t-shirt, so you can celebrate in style.
Celebrate Banned Books Week in Style
September 22, 2010