Banned Books Week 2016
September 25th – October 1st
Banned Books Week is finally here! Hideaway Books is proud to support The Banned Books Week Coalition and to celebrate THE FREEDOM TO READ.
The History & Mission
So what is Banned Books Week all about & how did this start?
Well…Library activist Judith Krug started Banned Books Week in 1982,
“…in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association.”
With a subject as divisive as censorship, Banned Books Week brings together the reading community- libraries, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers- to bring awareness to books and authors facing censorship. This week highlights the importance of free and open access to information, no matter how unpopular the content or concepts.
Above all, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read.
What You’ll See From Hideaway Books
This week will focus on the four most common reasons that books are challenged: sex, religion, racism, and politics. Along with our own posts we will also feature select articles from my grandmother who was passionate and committed to sparking debates & raising awareness about the importance of equality, freedom, and education.
Show Your Support!
Get Involved & Promote the
FREEDOM TO READ
Supporting Banned Books Week is easy. The resources below are free to use & a great way to get involved, defend the first amendment, and show your support during Banned Books Week.
- Add A Twibbon (Twitter & Facebook)
- Use Free Social Media Images Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.
- Share ALA Images to Increase Awareness FREE IMAGES
- “Use hashtag #bannedbooksweek to declare your right to read”
More Ideas to get involved from ALA including information, community events, and organizations, PSA’s, Virtual Read-Out, and more HERE!