Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2013) celebrates our freedom to read. Schools and libraries across the country are constantly being asked to remove books from their shelves based on the objections of a person or a group. Everyone has the right to an opinion, but requesting that books be removed from the library restricts the access of others, in violation of our First Amendment rights. Some very popular books in the Teen Zone have been "challenged" across the country. They include: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher; Looking for Alaska by John Green; ttyl (series) by Lauren Myracle; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Harry Pottter by J.K. Rowling; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.....and many more.
So....celebrate your right to read, come into the library and check out a "Banned Book!"