Banned Books Week 2015

Every year, the John Tyler libraries celebrate Banned Books Week.  This week acknowledges the library materials that are challenged or banned due to public outcry.  We do not ban books here at Tyler, we embrace them and proudly say, “I READ BANNED BOOKS!”

Want to learn more about Banned Books Week?  Check out the American Library Association’s website, BannedBooksWeek

To kick off this most joyous library occasion, our first post will be a recap of the most frequently challenged or banned books of 2014:

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie








2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi









3. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (available at surrounding local libraries)

And Tango Makes Three







4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye








5. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris (available at surrounding local libraries)

It's Perfectly Normal








6. Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples









7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner








8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being a Wallflower








9. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (available at surrounding local libraries)

A Stolen Life








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10. Drama by Raina Telgemeier (available at surrounding local libraries)









Can’t get enough banned books?!  Be on the lookout for posts all week long to celebrate the fREADom to read!

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