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Banned Books

Banned Books Week is a national celebration of the freedom to read, observed in 2014 from September 21 to September 27.

The practice of banning books is not a thing of the past. Take a look at our Banned Books aisle to see which titles have been frequently banned and challenged over the last two decades. You might be surprised by what new books — and beloved classics — have recently faced censorship.

For more, see our list of 33 Must-Read Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week.


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  1. Eleanor and Park
    Used Hardcover $13.50
  2. Slaughterhouse Five Or the Childrens...
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a...
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  5. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades...
    Used Trade Paper $10.95
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Used Mass Market $4.50
  8. The Adventures of Captain Underpants...
    New Trade Paper $5.99
  9. Go Ask Alice
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  10. All the Pretty Horses
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  11. Handmaids Tale
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  12. Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books...
    Used Mass Market $6.95
  13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  14. The Outsiders
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  15. Lord of the Flies
    Used Mass Market $5.95
  16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  17. In the Night Kitchen (Caldecott...
    New Trade Paper $7.99
  18. Harry Potter #5: Harry Potter and...
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  19. Catch-22
    Used Trade Paper $10.95
  20. The Old Man and the Sea
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  21. Harry Potter #2: Harry Potter and...
    Used Hardcover $8.95
  22. The Kite Runner
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  23. A Light in the Attic
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  24. Fahrenheit 451
    New Trade Paper $15.00
  25. A Clockwork Orange (Norton Paperback...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95

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