We Read Banned Books. Do You?

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed,” wrote Benjamin Franklin in the Pennsylvania Gazette. Similarly, if libraries carried only the books that did not offend, they would be sadly lacking titles to fill the shelves.

Celebrate Banned Book Week (September 28 – October 5) with the Mount Prospect Public Library by reading a banned book. Here is a starter list of books that have been banned, in order of their appearance from the video below:

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling