Banned Books Week

 What is Banned Books Week?

​According to the American Library Association, "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."

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I. Authors discuss censorship

Click the image below to watch the video. While you watch the video, consider the following:

Which parts of this video stand out to you? Which parts make you think more on the topic of censorship, intellectual freedom, or banned books?
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II. James LaRue, Director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom
Click the image below to watch the video. While you watch the video, consider the following:
 
What books did you read (or were read to you) as a child? Were you ever uncertain as to whether or not you were allowed to read something? How did you parent(s)/guardians handle guiding you in what you read?
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