During Banned Books Week, we show our support of the intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. One of the reccuring images we have used each year is this banner we created with 99 of the 100 most banned books for the years 1990-2000. There are a surprising number of literary classics, children's books and books we've all grown up reading at home, in the library and at school. Authors like Roald Dahl, Stephen King, Judy Blume and Chris Crutcher even have several titles on this list!
What is your favorite Banned Book?
How many have you read?
Pretty soon the list for years 2000-2010 will be released, what are your guesses about the books we'll see on that list? One thing we're fairly certain of, Harry Potter (series) will feature pretty high on the list!
Check out this incredible short film David Jewell made teasing the full-length documentary online!
Your library will always support your choice to read, and your choice to not read any of these books. We feel the best way to support your freedom to read is to make sure no one else makes that choice for you. Stop by your local library and enjoy your freedoms, and all that the library has to offer!