BBW13_CoverArtThis week (September 22-28) is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It also bring attention to the harms of censorship and the importance of the First Amendment. Librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers celebrate Banned Books Week to fight against would-be censors who continue to threaten the freedom to read from all quarters and all political persuasions.

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading one of these banned or challenged books:

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  • The Color Purple, by¬†Alice Walker
  • Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • Looking for Alaska, by John Green
  • What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
  • Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  • Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  • The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
  • The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
  • Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut