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2022 Children’s Book Fair of Hyde Park

The 35th Annual Children’s Book Fair of Hyde Park, taking place Sunday September 18th, 2022. This year’s Book Fair theme is Banned Books, and will kick off “Banned Book Week”.

From the American Library Association’s website:  “Banned Books Week, typically held during the last week of September, spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.”



September 18
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Nichols Park
1355 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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