Banned Books Week's Digital Expansion
The sponsors behind the event (including the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers, and Pen America) have pushed to extend BBW’s digital reach through social media, official events, and publishing partnerships.
Awareness of book banning has grown over the years, and Banned Books Week plays an important role in that. Most Americans do not see censorship as a problem. [The event] draws attention to the fact that books do get challenged and banned…Hopefully, as a result of that, people are more likely to pay attention and to speak out when books are challenged in their town. (Publishers Weekly)