Help us celebrate

Banned Books Week

  

Scheduled Events

Sunday 9/25 1:00 PM 

Steve Powell moderates a discussion with some of his DHS students covering questions they have raised about the concept of banning books,

 

Friday 9/30  12:30 PM

Brian Bagdol's Escalante Middle School class will read from banned books in front of the Bookshop.

 

There were 275 challenges to books in schools and libraries around the country last year. The focus of this year's Banned Books Week is books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ community , people with disabilities. and ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. The American Library Association estimates that more than half of all banned books are diverse books.

The Library of Congress created an exhibit, "Books That Shaped America", that explores books that "have had a profound effect on American life." See a list of books from that exhibit that have been banned/challenged HERE.

For an interactive timeline of significant banned and challenged books over the last 30 years - and reasons given for the controversy - look HERE.

The American Booksellers for Free Expression is the booksellers voice in the fight for free speech and the driving force behind the annual Banned Books Week

The following is a list of the ten most challenged books of 2015:

 

 

Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - December 28th, 2006

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345803481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books - April 3rd, 2012

I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781400032716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

Ancient Eastern Text Bible-OE: George M. Lamsa's Translations from the Aramaic of the Peshitta Cover Image
$37.99
ISBN: 9780060649234
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperOne - May 1985

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780618871711
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 2007

Habibi Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780375424144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - September 20th, 2011

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416994374
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 6th, 2009

Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307931917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

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