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Banned Books Week!

"Books aren't banned in this country anymore!" It's a myth we hear a lot, but the truth is people still advocate to have books removed from class reading lists and libraries across the United States. The American Library Association tracks hundreds of challenges each year, including 347 challenges in 2018. 

Banned Books Week seeks to raise awareness on these attempts at censorship and celebrate our rights to free and open access to information. Stay tuned to see how we at Story on the Square will be celebrating! 

 

Top 11 Challenged books of 2018 According to the American Library Association: 

1. George by Alex Gino

2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

3. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

7. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

8. Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner

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

10. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Event date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
George Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452173801
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780590846288
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 1997

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Thirteen Reasons Why Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781595141880
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

Skippyjon Jones Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142404034
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Published: Puffin Books - April 7th, 2005

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

This Day in June Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781433816598
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Published: Magination Press - June 30th, 2014

Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307931917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015