Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
This year Banned Books Week is being held October 1-7, 2023 and the theme is "Let Freedom Read!"
Information from Bannedbooksweek.org
New York Tech's Humanities Department will be presenting Banned Book Giveaway on Thursday, Oct. 5th 2023 at 12:45-2:10 pm. Stop by and pick up a free copy of a recently challenged or banned book!