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What is Banned Books Week Ala?

What is Banned Books Week Ala?

Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

Does the ALA support banning books?

The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.

When did Banned Books Week begin?

Banned Books Week was launched in the 1980s, a time of increased challenges, organized protests, and the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Supreme Court case, which ruled that school officials can’t ban books in libraries simply because of their content.

How do you celebrate Banned Book Week?

12 Easy Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

  1. Read a Banned Book.
  2. Tell Authors What Their Work Means To You.
  3. Donate to the ACLU or Buy Banned Book Merch.
  4. Share a Banned Books Infographic.
  5. Join or Host a Virtual Read-Out.
  6. Update Your Social Media Profile Picture.
  7. Give to the Freedom to Read Foundation.

When and why was Banned Books Week established?

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. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

What is the slogan for Banned Book Week for 2020?

Censorship Is a Dead End
FIRE is proud to join the Banned Books Week Coalition in announcing the theme for the 2020 celebration of the right to read. This year’s theme, “Censorship Is a Dead End,” is meant to bring awareness to the benefits of open access to literature and information. The celebration will take place Sept. 27 – Oct.

Was 1984 banned in the Soviet Union?

The novel came out in English in 1949, but was banned in the Soviet Union in any language until 1988.