"Every burned book enlightens the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community...librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Taken from ALA's Banned Books Week website