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DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO READ
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom publishes the top ten frequently challenged books, those challenged in 2014 include:
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
- It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris.
- Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
- A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier.
A Request to Reconsider (Challenges) or Remove a book is a situation that occurs too often in public schools and libraries and is a very serious problem.
- Banned Books That Shaped America
- The Kids Right to Read Project
- Delivering books to teens.
- Banned Books Week - September 27-October 3rd
- Frequently Challenged Books
- American Booksellers for Free Expression
- What Librarians Are Planning
- Simon & Schuster Celebrates Banned Book Week
- Teen Book Banned in Australia
- National Coalition Against Censorship
- 10 Banned or Challenged Young Adult Books