Banned Book Weeks celebrates the freedom to read, the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one's opinion, even if it is unorthodox.
Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1982, it has become an annual event reminding Americans not to take this democratic freedom for granted. Held annually during the last week of September, the events highlight:
- Free and open access to information
- Attention to the harms of censorship