Banned Books Week

September 18, 2022

This week, September 18-24, 2022, is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information.

Earlier this year, in support of the work of PEN America, Sotheby’s auctioned a specially created fireproof edition of Margaret Atwood’s bestseller and often banned book The Handmaid’s Tale. The book sold through an online auction for $130,000 and a short video captures Atwood torching her book.

More on author/poet/activist Margaret Atwood. Most-challenged book lists from the American Library Association. Poetry’s Place in the History of Banned Books from the Academy of American Poets. A long list of resources for Banned Books Week.

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