Thursday, September 24, 2015

Banned Books Week - September 27-October 3rd

Banned Books Week is coming up September 27th-October 3rd. This event is an important time to shine a light on the issue of censorship. 

Librarians have become very creative in celebrating books that have been challenged or removed from schools and library collections - spurring great conversations and critical thinking about individual choices, freedom of speech, and the role of personal belief in education and society.

But is Banned Books Week the only time of year we discuss the idea of intellectual freedom?  How can we better inform our community about these issues year round, rather than wait for a scheduled event, or worse, a book challenge in the news?

How do you teach your students, teachers, and community members about intellectual freedom? Share examples in the comments.