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20 images to share during Banned Books Week

Best images to share during Banned Books Week

Spread the word about banned books with these images and illustrations.

Every year, many institutions prepare promotional materials that celebrate the freedom to read, and promote Banned Books Week.

To help spread the word about banned books, and Banned Books Week in particular, we’ve put together most relevant and meaningful images.

Feel free to share them (linking back to original sources) every time you see someone is trying to limit people’s right to read freely.

Make sure to visit a special page of American Library Association’s website. You will find here ideas and resources on how you can participate in the annual celebration of the freedom to read.

To increase the awareness about book censorship, we also prepared the list of banned books infographics and charts.

20 images to share during Banned Books Week


Banned books images: So many (banned) books, so little time

Banned books images: Read the best (banned) books first

So many (banned) books / Read the best (banned) books first. ⇢ Credits and more info.


I read banned books - archive image

I read banned books – archive image courtesy of American Society of Journalists and Authors. ⇢ Credits and more info.


I read banned books embroidery

I read banned books – embroidery art. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Banned Books poster from Brazos Bookstore

Banned Books poster from Brazos Bookstore. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Ban ignorance not books

Ban ignorance not books. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Celebrate Banned Books Week word cloud

Celebrate Banned Books Week word cloud image from The Show Me Librarian. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Fight for your right to read

Fight for your right to read – a promotional image prepared by Penguin Teen. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Banned Books Week #infographic

Banned Books Week infographic from Reading Underground. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Ban this book Grant Snider

Ban this book – a cartoon by Grant Snider from Incidental Comics. ⇢ Credits and more info.


We should have the right to think for ourselves

“Not every book is right for each reader but we should have the right to think for ourselves and allow others to do the same.” – a quote by ALA President Roberta Stevens. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Banned Books Week Pulaski Academy

Banned Books Week poster from Pulaski Academy. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Be a reading revolutionary - read banned books

Be a reading revolutionary – an illustration by Stephanie Piro. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Heroes read banned books

Heroes read banned books – Banned Books Week artwork by cartoonist Dav Pilkey. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Defend banned books

Defend banned books – a CBLDF poster by Jonathan Hill. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Controversial Books John F Kennedy

“Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.” – a quote by John F. Kennedy. ⇢ Source and more info.


Read Banned Books poster by Collin Dow

Read Banned Books poster by Collin Dow. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Banned Books Week 2013 Poster for the SFC Library

Banned Books Week Poster for the SFC Library. ⇢ Credits and more info.


Ray Bradbury quote by Ryan Sheffield

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury’s quote in a poster by Ryan Sheffield. ⇢ Credits and more info.


B is for Banned Books

B is for Banned Books – artwork by Kristen Solecki. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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