Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week, this year's Top 10 Most Challenged Books will be 20% off for the week!!

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Censorship Divides Us - Banned Books Week - September 26-October 2 2021

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

This year's theme is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers. 

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Click here to learn more about Banned Books Week.

George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780545812573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

Reasons Banned: Challenged, banned, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community”


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged because of author’s public statements, and because of claims that the book contains “selective storytelling incidents” and does not encompass racism against all people


All American Boys Cover Image
$10.39
ISBN: 9781481463348
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged for profanity, drug use, and alcoholism, and because it was thought to promote anti-police views, contain divisive topics, and be “too much of a sensitive matter right now”


Speak Cover Image
$8.79
ISBN: 9780312674397
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

Reasons Banned: Banned, challenged, and restricted because it was thought to contain a political viewpoint and it was claimed to be biased against male students, and for the novel’s inclusion of rape and profanity


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and allegations of sexual misconduct by the author


Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Reasons Banned: Challenged for “divisive language” and because it was thought to promote anti-police views


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780060935467
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged for racial slurs and their negative effect on students, featuring a “white savior” character, and its perception of the Black experience


Of Mice and Men Cover Image
$9.60
ISBN: 9780140177398
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged for racial slurs and racist stereotypes, and their negative effect on students


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Reasons Banned: Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and depicts child sexual abuse


The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$15.19
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Reasons Banned: Challenged for profanity, and it was thought to promote an anti-police message