It’s Banned Books Week

Monday, September 24, 2001

Do you know what Robert Cormier, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor all have in common? Books by these authors have been banned or challenged in the last year.

The week of Sept. 22-29 is Banned Books Week. In its 20th year, Banned Books Week celebrates the nation’s constitutional right to read materials that have been challenged or removed from libraries. Sponsors of the event:

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