Thursday, September 24, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015 Celebrates Young Adult Books

September 27 - October 3 is Banned Books Week, an event that celebrates the freedom to read by bringing attention to written works that have been banned, censored, or otherwise challenged in academic and library settings. The focus for this year’s celebration is young adult books, which is the most frequently challenged genre.

Banned Books Week 2015 poster

This year LITS will recognize Banned Books Week with a display of young adult books in the library atrium from September 28-October 2. On Wednesday 9/30 from 4-5pm we’ll also host a reception with snacks, button making, and the opportunity to take a shelfie (a photo of you with one of your favorite banned books!).

LITS Special Collections Archivist Debbie Richards with Annie On My Mind
LITS Special Collections Archivist Deborah Richards with Annie On My Mind
If you’d like to take and post your own shelfie on Twitter, be sure to include the hashtag #free2readmhc!

Want to know more about Banned Books week? Here are some additional resources for further reading:

Image credits: Event poster by Katie Longo, shelfie by Mary Stettner

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