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Banned Book Week 2017
Banned Books Week (BBW) 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 while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual banning of books, as well as challenges (attempted banning) of books across the United States. This is the 32nd year that BBW has been officially recognized by the American Library Association.
Intellectual freedom - the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them. Not every book is for every person; we believe that book selection should be up to the individual family.