Banned book week!: 2022

Banned book week is coming up! It runs from September 18-24, 2022. What is banned book week? It is a yearly celebration in the US that is a week long that highlights books that have been challenged or ban to be a public and school libraries. Here are a couple of books that at one point that have been banned or challenged either once or many times:

All American Boys: A Novel (2015) by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – Banned due to discussions of drugs, alcohol and anti police views.

Link to buy is here: All American Boys: A Novel

Annie on my Mind (1982) by Nancy Garden

Reason it was banned or challenged: discussions of a preteen relationship between two girls.

Link to buy is here: Annie on My Mind

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (1972) reason it was banned or challenged: discussions of extreme violence, dark arts, and acts of Satanism.

Link to buy is here: Bless Me, Ultima

Detour for Emmy (1993) by Marilyn Reynolds: reason it was banned or challenged: talk about sexual relationships and teen pregnancy.

Link to buy is here: Detour for Emmy

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa (1986) by Mark Mathabane. Reason it was banned or challenged: Discussions of sexual abuse and male prostitution.

Link to buy is here: Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Where’s Waldo? (1987) by Martin Handford:

Reason it was banned or challenged: Nudity

Link to buy is here: Where’s Wally?

Books challenged our minds as well as expanding our point of view. I am a lover or books and this is one of my favorite weeks. Because it celebrates our freedom to read any kind of material and express expression in word form.

If you would like more information please used the following link: https://bannedbooksweek.org/

Sources: https://bannedbooksweek.org/

Wikipedia.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/BannedBooksWeek

What books do you reading during this week comment below!

Until next time:)

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