BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2015: September 27-October 3
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books and compiles this information into lists in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools.
The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. For more information on ALA’s efforts to condemn censorship, please explore Banned Books Week: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Tenley-Friendship Library 4 p.m.
Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a Newbery Award winner, whose 28-book Alice series is one of the most banned book series of the last decade.
Deborah Hautzig is a National Book Award finalist whose first novel, Hey, Dollface, is frequently challenged or banned due to “gay-positive themes”.