Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights books that have been targeted for removal from libraries and schools and raises awareness about the harms of censorship.
The celebration is spearheaded by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which noted 1,597 individual book challenges or removals, most of which were about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons.
You can visit LITS' Banned Book display during the week in the library atrium to browse or borrow a selection of banned books.
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