Freedom to Read Week 2017
Date posted: February 27, 2017
It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 26th to March 4th. This is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and commit to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Every year schools and libraries receive requests to remove resources because someone has found them offensive or inappropriate. Some challenges are successful, and some aren’t successful. Here’s a poster of 30 books that have been challenged. Have you read any of them? (Click the image for a full size poster.)
For a review on issues of censorship, challenges to reading materials, surveillance and access to information, read the Freedom to Read Kit 2017.