Join Sarah Hutton, Village Books' manager and children's and teen's book buyer; Aubri Keleman, the Teen Services Coordinator for the Whatcom County Library System; and a teen reader as they participate in a panel entitled "Teens, Books & Censorship." There will likely be a lively discussion of who should decide what teens read.
Each year, during the last week of September, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment by focusing attention on books that have been challenged and banned. Because most of these challenges occur in schools and libraries, we've chosen, this year, to concentrate on challenges to books for teens.
You'll also want to stop by and take a look at our ever-popular annual display of banned books. Banned Books Week is sponsored and endorsed by nearly a dozen organizations, including the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association.