Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed throughout the nation during the last week of September each year. In 2005, it is being celebrated September 24 to October 1.
"Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. "
--The American Library Association
The following books were among the most challenged in 2004: