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Article in Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult Fiction, Juvenile Fiction and Themes categories.


JMRL recognizes the freedom to read by celebrating Banned Books Week, a week to promote intellectual freedoms and to inform people about the problems of censorship in libraries each September. When people try to ban and challenge books from being read, it prevents other people from access to that literature, and prevents them from having freedom to information.

Banned Books Week at JMRL: Events

  • Banned Books Week 2017: September 24-30, 2017
Check out displays at your local library highlighting books that have been banned and challenged.


  • Banned Books Starry Night Storytime
Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm
Celebrate the freedom to read at the Central Library with this special storytime. Come in your jammies and cozy up as we celebrate classic picture books that have been banned or challenged.


  • Banned Books Week Reading at Tin Whistle Irish Pub at 609 E. Market St. Charlottesville, Virginia
Tuesday, September 29 from 5 to 6:30pm
Come read aloud from your favorite banned book to celebrate the Freedom to Read! Check out the lists of banned books below to pick a book that you would like to read a selection from. Then join JMRL at the Tin Whistle Irish Pub to read it aloud.


  • Banned Books Week Reading at Pro Re Nata at 6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, Virginia
Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30-8pm
Come read aloud from your favorite banned book to celebrate the Freedom to Read! Check out the lists of banned books below to pick a book that you would like to read a selection from. Then join JMRL at Pro Re Nata to read it aloud.

The Top 10 Most Banned Books from 2016:

Below is a list of the 10 most banned and challenged books from 2016 (the most recent list). For more information about banned books by year, please visit ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books

This young adult graphic novel, winner of both a Printz and a Caldecott Honor Award, was restricted, relocated, and banned because it includes LGBT characters, drug use, and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes.
  • Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Parents, librarians, and administrators banned this Stonewall Honor Award-winning graphic novel for young adults because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint.
Despite winning a Stonewall Award and a Lambda Literary Award, administrators removed this children’s novel because it includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels.”
  • I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
This children’s picture book memoir was challenged and removed because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints.
Included on the National Book Award longlist and designated a Stonewall Honor Book, this young adult novel was challenged because its cover has an image of two boys kissing, and it was considered to include sexually explicit LGBT content.
This 2006 Printz Award winner is a young adult novel that was challenged and restricted for a sexually explicit scene that may lead a student to “sexual experimentation.”
Considered to be sexually explicit by library staff and administrators, this compilation of adult comic books by two prolific award-winning artists was banned and challenged.
This collection of adult short stories, which received positive reviews from Newsweek and the New York Times, was challenged for profanity, sexual explicitness, and being “disgusting and all around offensive.”
This children’s book series was challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against the author.
One of seven New York Times Notable Children’s Books and a Printz Honor recipient, this young adult novel was challenged for offensive language.

Banned and Challenged Classics

Below is a list of the 25 most banned and challenged classics. For more, please visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics

Additional Resources

Includes materials selection policy and the ALA Freedom to Read Statement
Many free eBooks, including many banned classics, can be found in full-text version here.