Friday, September 30, 2016

13 Banned Books That Will Always Have a Place on Our Shelves


Off the Shelf
By Off the Shelf Staff    |   Thursday, September 29, 2016
It’s always surprising to us which books wind up on the banned books list each year. They might be banned for violence or drug use or “inappropriate” sexual relationships. But we believe that everyone who has the desire should have the opportunity to read these books and judge the content for themselves.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden increase in challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. Each September, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and readers celebrate the freedom to read and raise awareness about the problems of book censorship. We’ve collected some of the most challenged books here based on and the American Library Association.


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