Freedom to Read is an annual event that encourages Canadians to focus on intellectual freedom that is a guaranteed right under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read is a direct response to censorship within Canadian schools and libraries. Freedom to Read defends Canadians rights to read, right, and publish freely.
To learn more about Freedom to Read, visit their website here.
This year, to celebrate Freedom to Read Week, we want to bring attention to Black Lives Matter. Many black authors have been subject to criticism within schools and libraries, and many important publications have subsequently been challenged and even banned. Despite this, we believe that there is a place within every library for these publications.
The purpose of this LibGuide is to bring attention to challenged and banned books and inspire people to read them.