Banned Books Week
September 25 – October 1, 2016
Why does the AAUP support Banned Books Week?
AAUP is proud to sponsor Banned Books Week 2016. Intellectual Freedom is a core value of the Association of American University Presses. Vital to that is the fredom to read, the freedom to publish, the freedom to imagine and inquire.
Readers of all ages should have access to the books that allow them to explore the world, learn, question, and dream.
Today's readers of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or Persepolis are tomorrow's scholars, writers, and researchers.
AAUP members publish widely across all subjects, and as mission-driven scholarly publishers have faced challenges and controversies over the years. Moreover, anyone curious about the history of free expression and the US First Amendment can find extensive resources at Books for Understanding.
How can AAUP Members Support Banned Books Week?
Host an event—a live reading, an online exploration of a challenged title, a sale—celebrating the freedom to read. Submit details of any events to the Banned Books Week Calendar >
Feature challenged books or works exploring freedom of expression and inquiry on your website.
Read Banned Books!