Attempts to ban books still continue.
- On September 16, the County Board of Education voted to remove Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison from the library shelves of schools in Randolph County, North Carolina.
- On September 11, the Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar said she wants all mentions of the Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye removed from state guidelines for schools teaching to the new Common Core academic standards.
“Banned Books Week stresses the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone’s freedom to read any book, no matter how unorthodox or unpopular.”
Celebrate your right to read.