Freedom to Read Week 2023

February 19-25, 2023

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

Flex your Intellectual Freedom muscle by checking out a book that’s been banned or challenged. Some of these titles might surprise you!

Frequently Banned & Challenged Books

And Tango Makes Three

by Justin Richardson

Stamped (For Kids)

by Jason Reynolds

Gender Queer

by Maia Kobabe

Irreversible Damage

by Abigail Shrier

This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Looking for more great banned and challenged titles?

Explore TNRL’s collection of banned and challenged books, eBooks eAudiobooks, graphic novels, and films below!

Intellectual Freedom at TNRL

Learn about TNRL's mandate to protect
your right to read

Freedom to Read Week is organized nationally by the  Book and Periodical Council. Visit to learn more. 

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