Banned Books Week

Banned Books WeekSubversive. Objectionable. Offensive. Inappropriate.These are just a few of the terms used to describe many of the books that are challenged by society every year.

The AHS Library is currently displaying a collection of books in recognition of Banned Books Week. The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted banning.  While some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

Your library celebrates Banned Books Week all month to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship.

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