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Banned Books Week, an annual event during the last week of September, celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the freedom to read for granted.
Banned Books Week draws attention to the harm of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted restriction of access to books across the United States.
In celebration of Banned Books Week, City Lit Theater Company will perform excerpts from these 10 books from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Teen Loft of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The event is free and open to teens.
The ALA releases a list each year of the top ten most frequently challenged books
as reported to their Office of Intellectual Freedom.