By Katie Reineke

Every year, the American Library Association and Amnesty International designate the last week of September to celebrate our intellectual freedom to read. Banned Books Week serves to highlight those books and authors who have been censored over the years due to their seemingly unorthodox or unpopular ideas.

In support of this celebration, EVPL has curated a collection of popular banned books for you to check out.

Popular Banned Books

Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner

George by Alex Gino

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Push by Sapphire

Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Katie Reineke

Katie Reineke

When not inquiring, Posey County native Katie Reineke loves spending time outdoors. She loves hiking, biking, kickboxing, and singing, but also loves to relax with a coffee and a good book.

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