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Launched in 1982, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community and is typically held each year during the last week of September. Today, Banned Books Week coverage by mainstream media reaches an estimated 2.8 billion readers.
Given the onslaught of book challenges and bannings this year, ABA’s theme for this year’s Banned Books Week event is the timely and catchy, “I Read Dangerously.”
The deadline to sign up for a physical Banned Books Week kit has passed. Kits will be included in ABA’s July Box mailing. If your store does not receive a July Box, the kit will be shipped separately.
Banned Books Week kits are sent annually to participating stores and include materials to decorate your store and educate customers about the freedom to read. Supplies are limited and are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that each bookstore branch fill out its own form. Online-only stores and international stores are NOT eligible to receive kits.