Celebrate Your Freadom

Banned Books Week October 1-7

Happy Banned Books Week from your favorite community library!

This Banned Books Week, we are celebrating the Freadom to Read, granted by the United States Constitution and the laws guaranteeing your right to read. Check out our displays at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries and check out some of the most challenged and banned books of the past year in honor of your FREADOM!

Check out the full list of the American Library Association’s Top 13 Most Challenged Books on 2022 below and read more about your favorite banned book!

1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

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2. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

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3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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4. Flamer by Mike Curato

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5. (tie) Looking For Alaska by John Green

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5. (tie) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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7. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

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8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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9. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez

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10. (tie) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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10. (tie) Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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10. (tie) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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10. (tie) This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

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