Every year we celebrate our freedom to read by "joining the banned" and learning about challenged and banned books.
A challenged book is one that someone has objected to and has asked to have removed from a library. A banned book is one that has actually been removed from a library due to a challenge. Some common reasons for challenges are:
Read about banned books at one of these sites:
Banned Books Week
Information from the American Library Association
Timeline of Yearly Banned Book Facts 1982-2012
This is Why You Should Celebrate Banned Books Week