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East Greenwich High School Library: Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week - September

Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) 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. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.


In conjunction with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, East Greenwich High School Library declares this week
Freedom to Read Week! This week, let’s talk about how we can all benefit from the American shared freedom to choose and read books for our own interests.

Top Challenged Books

Top Challenged Books of 2018

Top Challenged Books of 2017

Top Challenged Books of 2016

Top Challenged Books of 2015

2018 Most Challenged Books

Dear Banned Author - Letter Writing Campaign

Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee.

Censorship by the Numbers

Top Challenges Books Infographic

Young Adult Banned Books

 Young Adult Banned or Challenged Books

Current Issues

Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark - Keep the Lights On