Free Your Mind, Read a Banned Book
Banned Books Week = September 24 - October 1, 2011
Here are the top ten books that were challenged in 2010. Did one of your favorites make the list?
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Lush by Natasha Friend
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. The books featured during BBW have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community (people like YOU) to retain the books in the library collection. We've made it very easy to check out a banned book this week. Just browse our display on your way to the Plaza. Happy reading!