Welcome to Banned Books Week!


What book was banned because critics identified it as " a real 'downer'"?

a.) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
b.) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
c.) The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
d.) The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

What popular children's book was banned because it "Encourages children to break dishes so they won't have to dry them"?

a.) Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
b.) A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
c.) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
d.) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

How many book challenges were reported to the American Library Association in 2015?

a.) 323
b.) 15
c.) 56
d.) 2700
(According to recent surveys, ALA believes 85% of book challenges may go unreported.)
ALA Banned Books Lists




Laurie Halse Anderson speaks out on censorship in YA literature.


Chris Crutcher speaks out on the censorship of his books.


Ellen Hopkins responds to critics who try to keep teens from reading her books.


Clip from Fahrenheit 451.


List of Banned Books in 2014