The last week of September every year is declared Banned Books Week by the ALA. This is the from official description from their website (can be read in its entirety thruogh the link above):
BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
So from now until October 3rd, I’ll be observing BBW here at my blog as I’ve done the last three years and I hope you all will too in whatever way you can.