Banned Books Week is the national celebration of our freedom to read. Launched in 1982 to draw attention to the problem of book censorship in the United States, Banned Books Week will be held September 23 - 29, 2018. The 2018 theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories," is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.
Books have been banned as long as there have been books and continue to be banned or challenged even today. A banned book is a book that may be: