Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to controversial content. A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship which strike at our freedom to read.
Stop in and check out some of the titles on our Staff Pick Banned Books Bookmarks today! You’ll be surprised by how many you’ve already read. We encourage you to celebrate your freedom to read all month…all year really!
The books on our bookmarks have been banned or challenged within the last decade, including 2013. If you want more information on Banned Books or Banned Books Week go to http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/