Banned Books week is September 26th through October 3rd.
The Roosevelt University Library has created a LibGuide listing the many banned books featured in our collection, as well as providing resources on how, when, where, and why books are challenged and censored all over the world.
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 or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.
CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM TO READ: CHECK OUT A BANNED BOOK!