September 23rd thru October 3rd is Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week is a yearly event that celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
For more information about Banned Book Week check out The American Library Association website. You would be surprised by some of the books that have been banned or challenged including The Kite Runner, Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, Where's Waldo?, and James and the Giant Peach. Also on the list is one of my favorites, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Every year during banned book week, I try to read a book that has been banned or challenged. I will list books as I read this week, but I'm going to start with A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein and The Giver by Lois Lowrey.