The annual event focuses on publications that have received censorship challenges over the years.
As one of the supporting organisations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has published a list of 19 graphic novels that have been the subject of attempted bans.
The list includes the acclaimed graphic novels Bone by Jeff Smith, Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and perennial comics classics The Sandman (Neil Gaiman) and Watchmen (Alan Moore).
Another of Moore's books, Neonomicon, also made the list as one of the more recently challenged graphic novels.
Kim Dong Hwa's comic series The Color of Earth was one of the top-ten challenged books of 2011, alongside Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy and Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
Banned Books Week runs from September 30 to October 6.