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|Banned Books Week|
About Banned Books Week
The Freedom to Read Foundation has been a sponsor of Banned Books Week since 2012. Started in 1982 to highlight the increase in challenges to books in libraries, schools, bookstores, and elsewhere, Banned Books Week is now a national—even international—celebration of the freedom to read.
Banned Books Week 2017: Sept. 24 - Sept. 30
The 2016 Banned Books Week: September 25 - October 1, 2016
Banned Books Week 2015
Banned Books Week 2015 took place September 27–October 3. Young Adult books were the focus of the national campaign.
Banned Books Week 2014 took place September 21–27. The primary emphasis will be on banned & challenged comics and graphic novels. For the fifth consecutive year, FTRF provided event grants via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.
Past Banned Books Weeks
2012 marked the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week. It was also the first year FTRF was an official sponsor of Banned Books Week.
Banned Books Week 2011