Books are powerful. They contain ideas, stories, and experiences that expand our worldview and unite us. Yet, every year there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and schools. Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 2) celebrates the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information. View the top ten most challenged books of 2020.
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Join us for Banned Books Week, September 26 – October 2, 2021, to celebrate the ways in which books unite us.
These books have been banned or challenged...which is probably why they made films of them, actually.
"Banned, challenged, and restricted because it was thought to contain a political viewpoint, it was claimed to be biased against male students, and it included rape and profanity." - ala.org