Oct 3, 2012

This Week is Banned Books Week

Here in AHON Foundation we're always looking for interesting book related events to share with our supporters who are avid readers and literary buffs. Interestingly enough September 30 to October 6 2012 marks Banned Books Week. 

Banned books week is an annual event that celebrates the right to read. Highlighting the free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together a community of book lovers in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those which are unorthodox or unpopular. This year marks the 30th year that Banned Books Week is celebrated.(http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek

Though banned books week is primarily celebrated in the United States, we at AHON Foundation believe strongly in free and open access to information. We also believe in the freedom to seek and express ideas, which is one of the things we hope the libraries we build promote in the children who benefit from them. 

So in celebration of Banned Books Week and our freedom to access information, why don't we pick up a banned or challenged book, and read? Here's a list of banned books for adults and a list of challenged books for children.

If you want to know more, you can visit the website of banned books week here.

Happy Banned Books Week everyone! 

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