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Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  

Last Updated: May 15, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What are Banned Books?

Challenged: a book's contents have been charged as inappropriate

Banned: access to a book has been restricted; readers can no longer access that book at their local school or library

Censorship: the "suppression of ideas and information that certain persons...find objectionable or dangerous" - The First Aid Amendment Kit

Use the Resources tab to learn more about banned and challenged books.


Top 10 Banned/Challenged Books of 2013

    1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    3. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
    4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    5. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
    6. Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    9.  A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard
    10. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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                      Click here for a list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009.


                      Challenges by Year and Reason

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