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Banned Book Week celebrates individual choice

Banned Book Week celebrates individual choice

Have you read any of the most “challenged” books of the year?

The American Literary Association’s Banned Book Week 2012 which runs Sept. 30 – Oct. 6. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and marks the importance of choosing one’s own books to read.

What book will you read? Those that made the “challenged” list most recently include “50 Shades of Grey” and the “Hunger Games.” Others popular titles that have made the list in the past include “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “Slaughterhouse Five,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” the “Harry Potter” series and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” according to The Huffington Post.

Top 10 List of Banned Books (2011)

Banned Books Week is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, the National Council of Teachers of English, and other groups.

Learn more about Banned Books Week.
Learn more about Freedom to Read Foundation.

Photo Courtesy: Freedom to Read Foundation