Censorship leaves us in the dark… keep the lights on!

It's been 37 years since Banned Books Week was launched in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. 

Keep the lights on by supporting individuals' freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The authors of many banned books represent some of literature's most well-known and influential voices, including:

Go Tell It on the Mountain


The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian

Spotlight on a recently challenged book:

In 2018, more than 500 books were challenged nationwide. One of those was Angie Thomas' breakout #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Hate U Give, which was called necessary and important by Kirkus Reviews and "heartbreakingly topical" by Publishers Weekly

Have you read it?

The Hate U Give

Looking for more Banned Books suggestions?

Check out these lists from Library staff!

Libros Prohibidos - Banned Books by Latin@ Authors

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My 10 Favorite Movies Based on Banned Books

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Banned Books I Have Loved!

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