Banned Book Week

Celebrate the freedom to read and read a banned book during Banned Book Week September 21-27, 2014. Held annually, Banned Book Week highlights the value of free and open access to information. To learn more, visit and the American Library Association (ALA) Banned Book Week websites.

Wondering what books have been challenged and/or banned?  According to ALA, here are a few of the top banned and challenged classics (for a full list of titles click here):

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Ulysses by James Joyce
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

For details about why these books were challenged, click here.

Looking for a banned book to read? Visit our display on the main level of the library to find these and other banned books ready for checkout.

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