Monday, September 24, 2012

Banned Books Week 2012

September 30 through October 6 is Banned Books Week, "the only national celebration of the freedom to read". It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression ( This is the thirtieth anniversary.
ABFFE’s mission is to promote and protect the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books, by opposing restrictions on the freedom of speech; issuing statements on significant free expression controversies; participating in legal cases involving First Amendment rights; collaborating with other groups with an interest in free speech; and providing education about the importance of free expression to booksellers, other members of the book industry, politicians, the press and the public.

Support your right to write what you want, and have people read what they choose. Read some controversial books.

You can also bid in the Banned Books Week Online Auction ( of original children's art from leading illustrators and artists.

ABFFE and the National Coalition Against Censorship are also co-founders of the Kids' Right to Read Project.

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