Banned Books Week

September 21, 2014

  • Benedictine University Library Research Center
  • 630-829-6057

September 21st - September 27th

Benedictine University Library Celebrates

Banned Books Week


What is Banned Books Week? 

Banned Books Week is a celebration of thousands of books that have been challenged nationwide. Banned Books Week began in the early 1980s when schools, bookstores, and even libraries started to receive challenges to a variety of books in their collections. According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. Nowadays libraries and schools are providing access to all of these books that should be open and available for anyone to read.

Top 10 Banned or Challenged Books in 2013:

  1. Captain Underpants (Series), by Dav Pilkey
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
  10. Bone, Jeff Smith

 

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