a challenge for banned books week

Banned Books Week | Founded in 1982

Banned Books Week was created with the intention of raising censorship awareness, because everyone deserves the right to choose the content that they consume. Each year a theme is adopted, and this year’s is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” so we should fight to “Keep the Light On.”

[Frequently Challenged Books]

The Challenge

For Banned Books Week, I have decided to read five books. I’m going to read a children’s book, a young adult book, a classica book with diverse content, and a book from last year’s Top 10 list. After going through the lists, I’ve  selected the ones that I own (since I’m trying to reduce the number of unread books on my shelves):

  1. Children’s Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry.
  2. YA Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, or Hold Still by Nina LaCour.
  3. Classic Book: 1984 by George Orwell, or The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
  4. Book with Diverse Content: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth, or The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
  5. 2018’s Top 10: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.

*The books that are highlighted in orange are the ones that I am most likely to pick up during the week.


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