Each year during Banned Books Week, Amnesty International draws attention to people around the world who have been imprisoned, threatened, or murdered because of what they wrote or published or because of their work in the publishing or media industries. In solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and organizations across the U.S. and around the world, Amnesty activists work to fight challenges to freedom of expression.

Banned Books Week 2021 is September 26 – October 2. More information is coming soon. In the meantime, take a look at our 2020 actions and resources!

Learn more about the history of Banned Books Week.

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