Celebrate Banned Books Week with 2011’s Most Challenged Titles
Sept. 30 marked the beginning of the 30th annual Banned Books Week. To highlight the importance of freedom from censorship, libraries and bookstores around the United States set up displays and hold events throughout the week about books that have been challenged or banned.
Bans and challenges aren’t a thing of the past though. According to Banned Book Week’s website, “More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982…According to the American Library Association, there were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, and many more go unreported.”
Check out the gallery of 2011’s 10 most challenged books below. The reasons for the challenges, which appear below the photos, are from Banned Books Week’s website.
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