Banned Books Week 2015: Tell CBLDF About Your Plans to Celebrate the Right to Read!

CBLDF_BBW_2015_cover_FINAL_frontBanned Books Week 2015 is coming up September 27 – October 3. As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF wants to hear from librarians, retailers, educators, publishers, and others about any events or displays they may be planning!

This year, Banned Books Week celebrates young adult books, and many of the comics that are challenged are for young adults or challenged in schools! Two of the three comics on ALA’s list of the ten most frequently challenged books in 2014 — Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama — are enjoyed by young adult audiences. So, this is a perfect chance to organize events that will engage parents and tween and teen readers in your community!

If you are planning a Banned Books Week event, let us know about it! We’ll post a calendar of events before Banned Books Week and plug it on social media. Send the info about your event to!

We’ll be putting up more Banned Books Week resources in the coming weeks. As you’re planning your events or developing your library and classroom curricula, be sure to check out these other valuable CBLDF resources:

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Freedom to Read Foundation, National Association of College Stores, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English, PEN American Center, People for the American Way Foundation, and Project Censored.

Help support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work in 2015 by visiting the Rewards Zonemaking a donation, or becoming a member of CBLDF!