Celebrate our Freedom to Read September 22-28
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in support of the freedom to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been challenged in libraries or schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the dangers of censorship. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks banned and challenged books in libraries. In 2018, they recorded 347 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services, naming a total of 483 books.
YDL is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community, and is proud to include many different viewpoints in our collections. Visit YDL-Whittaker September 22-28 for an intriguing display of challenged materials alongside quotes from writers sharing how they feel about their work being censored. While you’re there, take a banned books “mug shot” and celebrate your freedom of expression.
Banned Books Week Read Aloud
Thursday, September 26 @ 1:00 pm
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, United States
Take a stand against censorship and help YDL celebrate our freedom to read. Join YDL's Senior Advisory Board and read aloud from frequently challenged and banned books.
Top Challenged Books of 2018
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.Find in catalog
Bundo, Marlon (Rabbit) author.
The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.Find in catalog