Celebrate Banned Books Week!


Banned Books Week is September 21-27, 2014.
Celebrated annually, the goal of Banned Books Week is to draw national attention to the harms of censorship. According to the American Library Association, books listed on the most frequently banned books list have been “targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.” They also point out that “a majority of … the books have remained available” thanks to those who speak out about their freedom to read.

On the FGCU campus, you can see some of the titles and reasons they were challenged on residence hall bulletin boards and in the projected wall display in the first floor of the Library. Is one of your favorite books among them?? Let us know YOUR favorite challenged/banned book title on our Facebook page or by tagging your title with #fgcubbw.

Want to know *more *about Banned Books?

Check out ALA’s interactive Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature

See graphics about books challenged or banned in the past year at Banned Books by the Numbers

ALA’s About Banned & Challenged Books

Why are books challenged?