Banned Books Week is an annual event that highlights the benefits of unrestricted reading and draws attention to censorship attempts. Raise awareness about the freedom to read with these bold products. Sales support the American Library Association's work in defending and promoting the right to access information. Find more products in the ALA Store.
Banned Books Week 2022
Books unite us. Books encourage boundless exploration and allow readers to spread their wings. Stories give flight to new ideas and perspectives. Reading—especially books that set us free—expands our worldview. Censorship, on the other hand, locks away our freedom and divides us from humanity in our own cages.
Books Unite Us Poster
Use this liberating poster to stimulate discussions and bring readers together to support the freedom to read.
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2021 Banned Books Week Field Report
The 2021 Field Report contains descriptions of the 20 most frequently challenged titles from 2021, including Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, and Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. The Field Report also includes a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021. Challenges to library materials occurred at an unprecedented rate in 2021 and children’s and YA books pertaining to race, gender, and sexual identity remained the titles most targeted for censorship.
This annual report is the perfect handout for those who may think book-banning is a thing of the past, and readers who want to stay informed of recent attempts to restrict their access to information.T
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Raise awareness about recent censorship attempts and the importance of the freedom to read with these bookmarks. Goes great inside a banned book.
Reading banned books benefits our empathy, our worldview, and our democracy. Use these colorful stickers to spread the message and make a powerful statement about the freedom to read.
Three powerful statements wrap around each silicone bracelet: Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us. Read a Banned Book. Comes in five colors: Green, Orange, Navy, Plum, Coral. 15/pack; 5 colors, 3 of each color.
Don't forget your swag.Show the world you believe that Books Unite Us and Censorship Divides Us with an array of Banned Books Week 2022 apparel, tote bags, magnets, and more, all available through the ALA Graphics Store.
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