Banned Books Week 2023
Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event designed to organize publishers, booksellers, librarians, educators, journalists and readers to explain and advocate for free expression and to defend the right of every individual to read what they choose. Here at River Bend, we love our banned books, and proudly provide access to texts that span a wide array of topics and beliefs. We support your right to free speech and freedom of expression.
Listed here are some of our favorite banned and challenged texts. Our audiobook partners at Libro.FM have also put together a fabulous list of audiobooks and interviews with authors regarding censorship and free expression.