Banned Books Week is a chance to discuss the value of free expression and how important it is for each and every person to express him or herself in order to paint a full and more realistic picture of the world we live in for readers. Many of our most beloved books have in fact been banned or challenged at one time because these boundary pushers offered new perspectives, challenging the status quo. Even picture books, like the ever popular Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, have been banned!
Check out the infographics below for the numbers on recent bans and challenges. The following post will offer a look at the titles that we celebrate in our Learning Commons collection that have been banned in certain areas!
Celebrate your freedom to reading, learning and expressing yourself! What banned books have you read?
Image 1 and 2 above via Huffington Post, Image 3 via The New Yorker.