Freedom to Read


Freedom to Read week, Canada's equivalent of Banned Books Week, runs from February 22-28, 2004:

"Freedom to Read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read."

It's also a call to arms for Canadian bookcrossers to release a banned book sometime during the week.