Harry Potter and Other Books You Didn't Know Faced Censorship as Banned Books Week Begins
By Sofia Lotto Persio
September 24, 2017
The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship.
Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, the event spotlights the risk of censorship still present across the U.S.