Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to seek and express ideas- even if those ideas are unorthodox or unpopular. Libraries, schools, booksellers, publishers, journalists and teachers all over the world celebrate Banned Books Week. A "banned book" is one that has been targeted for removal or restricted access in schools and libraries; hundreds of challenges to books are reported each year!
In these turbulent times, freedom of information is more important than ever.
Join us in the fight against censorship- read a banned book!
Artist Trading Card Contest
Calling all makers! Join us in celebrating Banned Books Week 2020 by creating an Artist Trading Card inspired by a banned book!
How to Enter + Judging:
An Artist Trading Card (ATC) is a small, original piece of art, created with the intention of swapping with another artist, instead of selling it. Traditionally, ATCs are the same size as baseball trading cards, but for our purposes, we are using 5" x 8" index cards as our base. The front of the card shows off the Artists' work, and the back of the card includes details such as the date of creation and artist's name.
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Source: American Library Association