Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Many favorite books have been challenged/banned over the years. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.
Here are the Top 10 book that were challenged in 2015.
Here are some of the ways the Tompkins Library is celebrating your right to read this week.