Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

This September 25th to October 1st marks the American Library Association’s annual “Banned Books Week.” It is an opportunity for readers of all ages to celebrate our freedom to read books of our own choosing. Schools and libraries are sometimes asked to restrict access to books that contain unorthodox or unpopular ideas, and Banned Books Week reminds us all to be part of the conversation. Check out some of the most frequently challenged books of 2015 for yourself, and exercise your first amendment rights!

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2015
(as reported to ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom)

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
3. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
6. The Holy Bible
7. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
8. Habibi by Craig Thompson
9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter
10.Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

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