New Sign at the Library

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Banned Book Week

September 24th – 30th is Banned Book Week. A number of our cherished classics have made the list over the years. Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.

“Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful.”

Children’s Books: A common reason given for challenging a book is “unsuited/inappropriate for age group.” Authors such as Alvin Schwartz, Mildred D. Taylor and Roald Dahl are listed more than once on this list of 130 frequently challenged children’s books.

Young Adult Books: This list includes books written for YA audiences and those featuring a YA main character.

Classics: At least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the targets of ban attempts.

Books with Diverse Content: OIF found that out of the 2015 Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books, nine of them contained diverse content. The 86 books on this list include content by or about people of color, LGBT people and/or people with disabilities.

Stop by your library this week and check out a banned or challenged book. See if you agree with the reason it may have been challenged.