Sunday, September 30, 2012

30th Anniversary Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6)

30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week
30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week
The 30th anniversary of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week is graced by Honorary Chairs Bill and Judith Moyers, award-winning journalists and staunch defenders of the freedom to read. Bill Moyers draws an interesting distinction between censhorship and lies: “Censorship is the enemy of truth, even more than a lie. A lie can be exposed; censorship can prevent us from knowing the difference.” Watch Moyers discuss his love of reading and libraries in this video essay commemorating the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. For information on frequently challenged books, see the ALA's Banned & challenged books page.

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