The 2012 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 30 through October 6.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the the only national celebration of the freedom to read (see timeline of challenged books).
To commemorate this milestone anniversary, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom is coordinating a "50 State Salute to Banned Books Week." The "50 State Salute" will be the highlight of the second annual VIrtual Read-Out, and will consist of videos from library leaders from across the country proclaiming the importance of the freedom to read.
According to the ALA, More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982. There were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, and many more go unreported. Find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged by exploring the top ten lists of the 21st century.