Banned Books Week 2009
Banned Books Week, held the last week of September, highlights books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association and other supporting organizations promote the freedom to read and celebrate the freedoms found in the First Amendment.
The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
To Kill a Mockingbird - a Depression-era story in which lawyer Atticus Finch plays a pivotal role - was last challenged in 2007.