Category: Censorship

Nazis burning books.

Banned Books Week Begins

Every year since 1982, the last week of September has kicked off Banned Books Week for libraries and bookstores around the nation, celebrating the freedom to read. Participating libraries and bookstores put up displays containing banned books. The week was so designated in 1982 to draw attention to the spike in challenges to books being in libraries, schools, and bookstores.