Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States, including books commonly taught in secondary schools.

It’s Banned Books Week! Check out 10 Ways to Celebrate it on the NYTimes Learning Network. One of the ways is to blog about it, which I am doing now. A 2010 article featured the Lateiner family, who blog together about books. Take a minute to check out their awesome blog. I am impressed. Also check out these awesome comics from Six Chix. Very cool.

Meanwhile, the ALA is hosting a Virtual Read-Out, where people can read outloud from banned books all week. Check out the YouTube channel here.

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