Freedom to Read Week
Date posted: February 25, 2019
It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 24th to March 2nd! This year is the 35th anniversary of this event which celebrates intellectual freedom.
Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read .– Book and Periodical Council
One suggestion for celebrating Freedom to Read Week is to read a banned or challenged book. You can find some of those titles in:
- 29 books you may be surprised to learn were challenged in Canada
- 30 Challenged Publications poster
- Challenged Works List – Freedom to Read
Did you see any titles you’ve already read?