Hillcrest High School’s IMC “Stands Up” for Banned Books Week


Hillcrest Students Flo Gittens, Willie Boyd, Sean Fairley, & Sarah Phillips “Stand Up” for Banned Books Week 2016: Graphic Courtesy of the American Library Association

The Hillcrest High School IMC is participating in the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week 2016 by “Standing Up” for the right to read.

According to the ALA, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

Here at Hillcrest, students may select a book that they have read from the cart of those that are on the American Library Association banned/censored list. Once students “take the stand” they are entered into a raffle for a banned books mug filled with treats!

For more information, please contact Lisa Walsh at [email protected].