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.

If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394800813
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
By Dr Seuss, Dr Seuss (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780394944944
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 14th, 1989

McElligot's Pool Cover Image
By Seuss
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ISBN: 9780785787921
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Published: Turtleback Books -

On Beyond Zebra! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394800844
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Scrambled Eggs Super! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
By Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780394800851
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

The Cat's Quizzer: Are You Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat? (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394832968
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1976

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486280615
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Published: Dover Publications - May 26th, 1994

A Birthday Cake for George Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545538237
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 5th, 2016

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781451635621
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2011

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Little Black Sambo (Wee Books for Wee Folk) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781557094148
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Published: Applewood Books - April 1st, 1996

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$4.00
ISBN: 9780486290737
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Published: Dover Publications - June 7th, 1996

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486264646
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1990

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Bless Me, Ultima Cover Image
$6.80
ISBN: 9780446600255
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1994

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

Ordinary People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140065176
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Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 1982

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