Banned Book Week 2019
As you already know, the Simon Lawrence Library participates in Banned Book Week, a worldwide awareness campaign for readers and writers to celebrate the freedom of reading. We support and promote Banned Books Week in order to display and draw attention to books that are still being banned and challenged today in many libraries around the world. According to ALA (American Library Association), Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookshops and libraries across the United States. It became an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and spotlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. We would like our students to engage with some of banned or challenged books in support of the freedom to seek and express ideas. If you are interested in reading more books, please find detailed information for the lists of frequently challenged books on the ALA website. Should you have any concerns, questions or opinions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr DK at firstname.lastname@example.org at St Andrews International School Bangkok.