On August 24, 2022, I participated in the #BannedBooksChat on Twitter which was sponsored by the Banned Books Week Coalition. George M. Johnson, the Banned Books Week Author Honorary Chair and author of All Boys Aren’t Blue, and Cameron Samuels,… Read More ›
Banned Books Week
What to Do for Banned Books Week?
Intellectual Freedom and Middle School Students I look forward to September every year, as it’s my opportunity to focus on our freedom to read. Each year I revamp my Banned Books Week presentation to stir in my students a renewed spirit… Read More ›
Banned Books Week: Censorship of Books and More
Banned Books Week will be observed September 23-29, 2018. The annual event focuses a spotlight on the never-ending attempts to censor books; however, other types of library resources are also challenged. The non-book censorship attempts may not get as much… Read More ›
Words Have Power: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Banned Books Week
Have you planned activities for Banned Books Week (BBW)? In 2017, BBW occurs from September 24-30 with the theme “Words Have Power.” To learn what the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is planning for this year… Read More ›
Censorship in Public School Libraries
In addition to being Hispanic Heritage Month and Library Card Sign-up Month, September is also when Banned Books Week begins. My co-librarian and I have already started gathering brown butcher paper and caution tape to assemble a display in the… Read More ›
Step 1: Celebrate Banned Books Week
Each September, librarians, teachers, and students celebrate their right to read and fight censorship by observing Banned Books Week (BBW). For 2016, BBW will occur from September 25 to October 1. Using the tagline, “Stand up for your right to… Read More ›
Confession: Sometimes Banned Books Week makes me cringe
If you’re conflicted too, this Q&A resource is for you. I support intellectual freedom and the freedom to read in my library, of course. But how can we begin to have the important conversations about intellectual freedom, censorship, and the… Read More ›
Are You Ready for Banned Books Week?
How will your library celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week (BBW) September 27-October 3, 2015? Sponsored by 13 organizations, Banned Books Week has been observed annually since 1982. That’s 33 years of fighting censorship! According to American… Read More ›