Banned Books Week
September 29–October 6, 2007
Free People Read Freely ®
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2007, marks BBW's 26th anniversary (September 29 through October 6).
BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
Check out The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000. I think I've read all or part of 30 of them. I haven't read any of the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2006, though, so I'll have to add that to my to-do list.
Oh, and I love how they're going with a pirate theme on the posters and other promotional materials.