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Banned Books Week: Vote!

Banned Books Week September 26 to October 2, 2021. Books Unite Us.

Banned books week celebrates the freedom to read whatever you want!

Check out the top challenged books from 2020.

George #1 Most Challenged Book of 2020 for LGBTQIA+ content and religious viepoint

George by Alex Gino

Stamped #2 Challenged Book in 2020 for author's public statements and content alleged to be inaccurate

Stamped by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X Kendi

All American Boys #3 Challenged Book of 2020 for profanity, drug use, considered anti-police

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

Speak #4 Challenged Book of 2020 for political viewpoint, rape, profanity, and

Speak by Laurie Anderson

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian #5 Challenged Book of 2020 for profanity, sexual references, author's conduct

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Something Happened in Our Town #6 Challenged Book of 2020 for

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard

To Kill a Mockingbird #7 Most Challenged Book of 2020 for racial slurs, Perception of the Black experience

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Of Mice and Men #8 Most Challenged Book of 2020 for racial slurs, racist stereotypes

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Bluest Eye #9 Most Challenged Book of 2020 for graphic, sexual violence

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Hate U Give #10 Most Challenged Book of 2020 for profanity, considered anti-police

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

 

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