Did you know that over 11,000 books have been challenged since Banned Books Week began in 1982? Celebrate your freedom to read and check out a banned book today!
The library enthusiastically supports an individuals freedom to choose what they read and to express their own unique opinions. Having multiple viewpoints available to you is a fundamental right that libraries work hard to protect.
What is your favorite banned book? Some famous banned books include:
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Here are some great Young Adult Fiction that has been challenged that may interest you!
A few of my favorite children's works also have been challenged repeatedly. I am so grateful for the First Amendment and intellectual freedom in the United States.
*Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
*And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
*Scary Stories (series) by Alan Schwartz
*King and King, by Linda de Haan
*Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
That's great that there's Banned Book Week, people should have the freedom of reading whatever they want!!