Judith Krug, founder of Banned Books Week, dies
Judith Krug, a director of the Chicago-based American Library Association and a founder of its Banned Books Week, has died. She was 69.
Judith Platt, president of the ALA's Freedom to Read Foundation, says Krug (KROOG) died late Saturday at Evanston Hospital in suburban Chicago following a battle with stomach cancer. She says Krug had been ill for more than a year.