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