Banned Books Week 2021
After a rewarding Banned Books Week in 2020, Books We Read members were thrilled to again join forces with SCARLA (The Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association) and LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association) on behalf of Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries on September 30, 2021 for an event called BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read.
- Big Ben Lying Down with Banned Books (Judit H. Ward)
- Banned Books as a Parenting Tool (Becky Diamond)
- New Hungarian Law Challenges Librarians (Judit H. Ward)
- The Banned Books of Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives (Tara Maharjan)
- Just Say Yes to Banned Books Week outside the United States! (Judit H. Ward)
Check out some of the banned books from which excerpts were read during the event.
Books We Read overseas: The weekly KIT Hírlevél (Library – Information – Society Newsletter) featured a slide show and two articles about Banned Books Week 2021 in its October 6 issue based on Just Say Yes to Banned Books Week outside the United States! Books We Read is proud to support Hungarian librarians with books currently challenged.
Interested in more?
- Consult the Banned Books Research Guide updated annually.
- Read about our guest author Carmen Maria Machado’s book, banned and challenged.
Have you missed our posts last year?
- Introduction to Banned Books (Nicholas Allred)
- What is a Zine? (Megan Lotts)
- What is Samizdat? (Judit H. Ward)
- Banned No More (Nancy Kranich)
Banned Bestsellers (Julie Rossano)