Banned Books at Sandman

Fight censorship - Read a banned book today! 

Around the world, even in the United States, people challenge and ban books. The ALA celebrates "Banned Books Week" each September, an event in which the literary community bands together to promote these challenged books. 

Classics like Huck Finn and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are under attack in classrooms, libraries and schools. It may seem like a crazy story from a dystopian novel, or a historical oddity from the dark ages... but censorship is REAL. 

Censorship has been a problem in the US since at least the 1600s, when Bostonians famously burned William Pynchon's Meritorious Price of Our Redemption. Over the years, hundreds of other titles have been challenged, from well-known novels like Gone with the Wind and 1984 to beloved children's titles like Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and the Harry Potter series.

For more details check out the American Library Association's Challenged and Banned Books List, the List of Books Banned By Governments on Wikipedia, or the ALA's lists of most frequently challenged books of the 1990's and most frequently challenged books of the 2000's.

All American Boys Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

American Street Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780062473042
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 14th, 2017

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Anne Frank (Text by), David Polonsky (Illustrator), Ari Folman (Adapted by)
$21.21
ISBN: 9781101871799
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki Cover Image
$21.24
ISBN: 9781421514079
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Published: Viz Media - October 25th, 2007

The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780316464017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Baby Teeth: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250170767
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 16th, 2019

The Beet Fields Cover Image
$7.59
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ISBN: 9780375873058
Published: Delacorte Press - February 8th, 2011

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$22.10
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

The Book of David (Anonymous Diaries) Cover Image
$17.09
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ISBN: 9781442489868
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

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The Book Thief Cover Image
$12.74
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Breaking Bailey (Anonymous Diaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534433090
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem Cover Image
By Jude Isabella, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$16.14
ISBN: 9781771386258
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 3rd, 2020

Bronx Masquerade Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780425289761
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Published: Speak - August 8th, 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Calling Maggie May (Anonymous Diaries) Cover Image
$11.39
ISBN: 9781481439015
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2015

Catalyst Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780142400012
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Published: Speak - September 15th, 2003

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

The Cay Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780440416630
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Published: Yearling - May 28th, 2002

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Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250768889
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Published: Square Fish - February 4th, 2020

The Darkest Part of the Forest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316536219
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Dear Martin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

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