Touch every book.
Char every page.
Burn every word to ash.
Ideas are incombustible…

The NCAC is excited to present the Banned Books Week 2009 Manifesto written by Ellen Hopkins, author of several verse novels on teenage struggles, including Crank, Burned, Impulse and most recently, Tricks.

We here at the NCAC want to know what you are doing this year to celebrate the right to read?!?

Find out more about Banned Books Week 2009 here.

Read the full manifesto here.

Click here to find out about events in your area or here to post an event and then email us and let us know your plans.

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2009 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 26 through October 3.