"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 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.
Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.
Please visit the Banned Books Week website at http://www.bannedbooksweek.org for information regarding Banned Books Week events taking place in your community" -Taken from ALA.com (the American Library Association)
It's Banned Book Week across America, and it's time to celebrate banned books for everyone, and the freedom to read whatever we see fit. It's up to you to prove to everyone that reading is a right and freedom that you hold in your hands. Read your banned books with pride, you reading rebels!
Here is a list of the banned books that I feel are the most wronged, most likely because I have read or owned them, and I disagree with their position on the Banned Books list.