It's Banned Books Week -- Borrow One of Them at The Library!

It’s Banned Books Week — Borrow One of Them at The Library!

This week, through Saturday, October 3, is the American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week, which highlights books that have been challenged or outright banned — and celebrates the freedom to read. Come to the Library and check one of them out, and pick up lists of banned books, bookmarks and other promotional and educational items. Pick up yours while supplies last!
Need a suggestion for what you might read? Below is a list of 2014’s Most Challenged Books in the U.S., as compiled by the Office for Intellectual Freedom. For an additional list of famous Banned Books over the decades, click here.

1)      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

2)      Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

3)      And Tango Makes Three, 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

For information on why these books have proven controversial, click here.