Freedom to Read Week
Banned books, in this day and age?
Believe it. Canadians are fortunate in that our rights and freedoms to choose what we want to read is protected.
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Maybe you’d be surprised to learn that “challenged” books include the Harry Potter series; Canadian author, Margaret Atwood’s riveting series The Handmaid’s Tale, and even children’s books! We are also seeing more challenges to programming, like the ones aimed at Drag Queen Storytimes in libraries across the province including ones in our service areas.
LEARN more about Freedom to Read Week in Canada, check out https://www.freedomtoread.ca/.
WATCH the videos in the Banned Books and Films category in Kanopy – a movie-streaming service free for library customers.
READ & LISTEN to these eBooks & eAudiobooks in our Overdrive collection, all of which have either been challenged or banned in the past.
EXPLORE further by diving into any of the titles below…all challenged works in Canada.