Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week

Q: What do the books The Adventures of Captain Underpants and The Kite Runner have in common?

A: Both books have been banned. Frequently.

It’s Banned Books Week (September 22 to 28, 2013). The freedom to read what we will is firmly rooted in the First Amendment, yet many who rant about upholding the Constitution would restrict our access to written art, enlightenment, and information. Celebrate liberty and literacy —read a banned book today.

Banned Books Day Events listed by state here.


Banned Books That Shaped America

“Ban This Book,” Grant Snider, Incidental Comics

Video: Bookmans Exchange

Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out on YouTube

“Banned Books Week celebration includes Google Hangouts, user-generated videos,” Molly Driscoll, Christian Science Monitor


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Image (“Freedom to eRead, after Roger Roth”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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