Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
More information about BBW can be found here.
By my quick count I’ve read 18 of the 100 books listed. (I heartily approve of banning The Old Man and the Sea, by the way. No one should read that book, ever.) I’m going to try to “celebrate” BBW by reading one of the 82 books I haven’t read, in celebration of my right to “intellectual freedom,” as described by the ALA in the first link above.