Photo of the banned book display in Covington

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 to highlight the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. Banned Book Week is September 26-October 2, 2021. Click on the title to put one of these 12 banned books on hold.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Melissa’s Story (also known as George) by Alex Gino

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Tell us in the comments what book you should be reading.

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