Banned Books Week
Middle Level Students:
View the above slideshow and the links/activities within to learn about Banned Books Week!
Many thanks to Martha Bongiorno at Autrey Mill Middle School (Alpharetta, GA) for the inspiration.
Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 2, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
Families will always be able to make the decisions that are best for them.
Please talk with your parents/children about what books are appropriate for your family.
Click a book's cover to reserve it online for curbside pickup!