Banned Books Week – “Let Freedom Read”
Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.” This annual celebration was founded in 1982 by Judith Krug, then Director of the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Banned Books Week is promoted by an international Coalition of diverse organizations that “seeks to engage various communities … through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.” The CSU Law Library has created a Banned Books Week display in the atrium area between the College of Law and Law Library. The display features information on book challenges and book censorship, as well as nine of the thirteen most challenged books of 2022. For more information see the ALA Banned Books Week web page, Banned Books Week website, and FTRF website.