The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
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Banned Books Week was first organized in 1982 to celebrate the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, Association of American Publishers, and other organizations.
Banned Books Week provides an opportunity to talk about issues related to censorship and the freedom to access materials from varying perspectives.
Use these sources to discover where, when and why books were banned or challenged.
Find these books, and many more, in the MCC Library.