Banned Books Week... and why it matters

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BBW-logo122h Every year, the American Library Association, libraries, bookstores, and other groups and places "celebrate" Banned Books Week the last week in September.  While people may object to books based on topic or personal taste, Banned Books Week at its core is about celebrating and promoting the right to read and discouraging blanket censorship of literature based on its subject-matter or presentation. To check out some books that are frequently challenged and why, see the library displays in the Main and Orange County Campus Libraries.  If you want, check out a challenged book.  Judge for yourself.