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Banned and Challenged Books: Introduction

Banned Books Week 2023

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CCGA Library Display

Banned Books and Challenged Books Display at CCGA Camden Center Library Fall 2022

CCGA Library Information and Statistics on Banned and Challenged Books Fall 2022

Books in Camden Center Library Collection w/ Information on why they were Banned & Challenged Fall 2022

Book Covers w/ Information on Why they were Banned & Challenged  Camden Center Library Fall 2022

What is Banned Books Week?

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Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information. The observance draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting the actual or attempted banning of books across the United States. Banned Books Week has been observed since 1982, and this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the is sponsored by a coalition of organizations dedicated to free expression, including American Booksellers Association; American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of University Presses; Authors Guild; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Freedom to Read Foundation; Index on Censorship; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; PEN America; People For the American Way Foundation; and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Banned Books Week also receives generous support from DKT Liberty Project and Penguin Random House.


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