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    Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 22 - 28, 2013

    Banned book week library display

    Moby Dick: Or, The Whale by Herman Melville,1851. In a real head-scratcher of a case, a Texas school district banned the book from its Advanced English class lists because it “conflicted with their community values” in 1996. Community values are frequently cited in discussions over challenged books by those who wish to censor them.

    Where the Wild Things Are - Sendak: Where the Wild Rumpus Began

    Banned Books Week... Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, IL

    Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

    The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

    The Famous Five, Enid Blyton

    The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown

    The Complete Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

    The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

    The Blue Lotus, Herge

    The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

    Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody

    Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

    Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak

    Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

    In the night kitchen - Maurice Sendak

    A wrinkle in time - Madeleine L'Engle

    The Witches - Roald Dahl

    The Giver - Lois Lowry