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.


Sad news about Judith. Students @ Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas have been participating in Banned Book Week reading for two years. We will continue to encourage children to read from the Banned list. Many of our students really get into reading these books.

Vinnie Harris