Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 23 – 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. As we kicked off National Library Week, the American Library Association’s…

By Christine Anne Piesyk, Editor Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird has been a “must read” classic almost since the day it hit the bookstores back in 1960. I was ten years old at the time, a Yankee girl with no knowledge of the south. But I knew books,…

Banned Books Week, September 21-27, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. 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…