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**Banned Books Week - September 18-24, 2022: Home

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

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General Information

Lanier Technical College does not ban books! This information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.

From September 18-24,2022, the Lanier Tech Libraries will be observing Banned Book Week with displays in all campus libraries and an updated Research Guide. The theme this year is “Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us!”

Visit your nearest campus library, check out the displays, and look through this Research Guide to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact any of your Friendly Lanier Tech Librarians with questions.

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, stressing the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book.

Material for this page was obtained from the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom and Field Report 2020: Banned & Challenged Books by Robert P. Doyle.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books - 2021

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1597 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books:

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Lanier Technical College Libraries

Kathryn Thompson
Director of Library Services

Hall Campus

Min Su

Forsyth Campus

Tina Jordan

Dawson Campus

Books Unite Us