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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since Banned Books Week launched.

Banned Books Week takes place during the last week of September every year. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country participate and draw attention to the problem of censorship. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. More information about Banned Books Week can be found at http://www.bannedbooksweek.org

Boca students! Check out this great display of banned books in your campus library:

The following classic books are available for free in e-book form from Project Gutenberg. At one point in time, all of the following have been challenged or banned. Celebrate your freedom to read and read one today!

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

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