No school May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Learn more about this closure.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Visit your school library, local library or bookstore! Censorship divides us! Books unite us! Let’s read!

View PDF of 2020’s Banned & Challenged Books from American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

View video of Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 below:

 

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.