Banned Books at Sandman

Every day, around the world - even in the US - people try to ban books. Not just "trashy" ones, either; the list includes classics like "Huck Finn" and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." 

In order to raise awareness and fight for the right to read, the ALA celebrates "Banned Books Week" each September, when they work together with the literary community to promote the very books which have been challenged.

We are deeply passionate about Banned Books Week, and we keep our display up 365 days a year in order to help raise awareness of this threat that still exist in the word. It may seem like a crazy story from a dystopian novel, or a historical oddity from the dark ages... but censorship is REAL. Fight for the right to read! Devour a banned book today!

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.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780590846288
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 1997

Thirteen Reasons Why Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595141880
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

Looking for Alaska Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

Drama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385543910
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Published: Vintage - November 28th, 2017

ttyl - 10th Anniversary update and reissue (The Internet Girls) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419711428
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 18th, 2014

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

The Kite Runner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

I Am Jazz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451696196
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Published: MTV Books - August 14th, 2012

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

Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume Cover Image
By Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781888963144
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Published: Cartoon Books - November 1st, 2010

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452173801
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

The Agony of Alice Cover Image
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2011

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763668723
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Published: Candlewick - August 8th, 2014

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