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2004 BBW logo Elect to Read a Banned Book; Link to the ALA's Banned Books Week page;

Banned Books Week 2004
September 25 - October 2

Press Kit

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Media interested in booking interview with Banned Books Week spokespersons may contact Larra Clark, Media Relations Manager, 312-280-5043,, or Macey L. Morales, PR Coordinator, 312-280-4393,

Press Releases:

ALA, Newberry Library Read-Out with celebrity authors highlights Chicago'sfree speech tradition during Banned Books Week

American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week with "Elect to Read a Banned Book" theme in 2004

La Asociación de Bibliotecas Estadounidenses celebra la Semana del Libro Prohibido con el tema"Elija Leer un Libro Prohibido" en 2004  -- Spanish Press Release

American Library Association announces author Judy Blume ranks as second most censored author of past 15 years 

Alice series tops ALA's 2003 list of most challenged books


2004 Banned Books Week Downloadable Artwork

Background Information

Banned Books Week Fact Sheet

Office for Intellectual Freedom

100 Most Frequently Challenged Books

Parents, kids and Banned Books

Book Sense's Banned Books Week picks

Other Banned Books Week Information Resources


"Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition."


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