It’s the last week of September and you know what that means! It’s Banned Books Week! Oh, you didn’t know?
Well, each year during the last week of September, libraries nationwide sponsor events to honor books that have been banned and to teach the importance of freedom of speech.
While many classic books that have been banned — like Catcher in the Rye and Grapes of Wrath — there have also been a number of recent books that have been banned, including the supernatural tween hits from Twilight and Harry Potter.
Here’s some more information, if you’d like to find out what Banned Books Week events are happening at a library near you.