Banned Books Week 2018

What do “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Giver,” “Ender’s Game” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” have in common? 
They are all books that have been targeted for removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.

Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Banned Books Week is an annual event that brings together the entire book community, including libraries, in celebrating the freedom to read.  This year, Banned Books Week is Sept. 23-29.



Banned & Challenged Books at the Library

According to the American Library Association (ALA), the titles included in the book list below are books that individuals and groups have attempted to remove from libraries and classrooms. Each one of these books are available for checkout at the Campbell County Public Library.

50 Banned & Challenged Books




Banned Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress created an exhibit, “Books that Shaped America,” to spark a national conversation on books that have influenced American life.  Below is a slideshow of books from the exhibit that have been banned/challenged.


Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2017


  • Header and images courtesy of the American Library Association (ALA)

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