At the end of each September, librarians, academics and readers alike celebrate Banned Book week. We’re no exception and though our coverage this week has been light, we’re always supportive of any books that have been threatened with censorship.
Banned Book Week is an annual event that purports to celebrate “the freedom to read, [spotlighting] current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community [in] shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” (Source)
Here’s our list of five of our favorite banned books and why we think it’s so important for you to read them. What do you think, LitStackers? Did your favorites make our list?
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