Banned Book Week Discussion

From September 24 to September 30, 2017, the Chilton Public Library will be observing Banned Book Week by encouraging everyone to celebrate the freedom to read. Join the library in a reading a challenged book and then discussing it on September 24 at 6:30 PM.

The top ten challenged books from 2016 were:

  1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

  2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

  3. George by Alex Gino

  4. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

  5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

  6. Looking for Alaska by John Green

  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction

  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread by Chuck Palahniuk

  9. Little Bill series by Bill Cosby

  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the freedom to read for granted.  

Copies of George and Drama are available at the library for checkout.

Data and graphics supplied by the American Library Association.

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