Banned Books Week
annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current
and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It
brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers,
publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared
support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some
consider unorthodox or unpopular.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for
removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts
across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books
Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
For the past few years I have been participating to the event reading
some of the most challenged books in the previous year. This page
lists the top 10 most challenged books for each year (just for the most
recent years so far). I have read the books with a color
cover, and I am currently reading the one with a sepia color cover. I
have not read yet the one with a B&W cover.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Brian Vaughan, Fiona Staples