Banned Books Week
Sept. 26-Oct 2, 2021
Read a banned or censored book and blog about it.
Use these BBW promotional tools from the ALA on your social media page.
Make a list of your Top Ten favorite banned/challenged books. Post it someplace.
Play Banned Books Trivia with your friends, students, family. (You can download the questions for the game merely by inputting your name and email address.)
Librarians: Use these "Shelf Talker" flyers. Have students help you fill them out and place them properly on the shelf above a previously banned or challenged book.
Book store owners: Do the same thing as above except have your employees help you fill out and place tags.
Print off and post Censorship by the Numbers.
Attend live Banned Books Week Coalition events on Facebook. For details head over to the Banned Books Week Home Page, sponsored by The American Library Association.
Check the Top Ten Most Challenged Books lists from previous years here. (The only two I haven't read on last year's list are: George by Alex Gino and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely. time to add those to my reading list!)
Do your homework. Figure out why your favorite books have been challenged.
Ten of my favorite banned or challenged books are:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / Alexie
To Kill a Mockingbird / Lee
Eleanor and Park / Rowell
Looking for Alaska / Green
The Hate U Give / Thomas
The Harry Potter series / Rawling
The Holy Bible
The Kite Runner / Hosseini
Bless Me, Ultima / Anaya
The Hunger Games / Collins