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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me. – The Washington Post

Every September, I look over the new list and sigh, “How could anyone object to these great-looking books?” This year, instead of just sighing, I read all the books. The experience introduced me to some great new titles and, by implication, the anxieties of too many censorial Americans.

Source: For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me. – The Washington Post

Ron Charles, Washington Post book critic, on Banned Books Week.

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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Banned Books Week

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Who Challenges Books?

graphic: who initiates censorship?
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Read Banned Books

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It’s Banned Books Week!

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19 Controversial Books to Read with Your Book Club

Cover: To Kill a Mockingbird

Source: 19 Controversial Books to Read with Your Book Club

Are you looking for a bold new book that’s sure to get conversation going with your book club? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most controversial books included on the American Library Association’s annual list of books that have recently been restricted, removed, or banned. From beloved classics to modern fiction, these thought-provoking reads are sure to get tongues wagging at your next book club meeting.

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Do we really still need Banned Books Week? – The Washington Post

Source: Do we really still need Banned Books Week? – The Washington Post

The answer to the question, as Mr. Charles himself comes to realize, is a resounding yes.

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10 Banned Books We Read and Re-Read | Challenged and Banned Books

Source: 10 Banned Books We Read and Re-Read | Challenged and Banned Books

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These are the most challenged books in the US

Source: These are the most challenged books in the US

 

Check out the list while you celebrate your freedom to read!

How many of these books have you read?

What new books do you discover here for you list of books-to-read?