Join Kennedy Library as we celebrate Banned Books Week 2023! Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and brings awareness to current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Kennedy Library is united with the California State Universities in our commitment to supporting the freedom to read, learn, teach, and create new knowledge.
Every year, across the country, books are challenged in schools and libraries for their "inappropriate" content. Banning books is a challenge to your First Amendment rights and takes away an individual's right to choose material that is appropriate for yourself or your family.
Celebrate the freedom to read by reading a book from the American Library Association’s (ALA) banned book list.