Today, as difficult as it can seem to believe, books are still banned for a myriad of reasons. This list looks at some of our favorite novels which, if censors had their way, would never have reached us. During Banned Book Week, we encourage you to explore the ALA's page on Banned Books Week and fall down the fascinating rabbit hole of would-be and can't-believe-it censorship.
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The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars
A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.$14.95ISBN: 9780307278449Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - May 8th, 2007
New York Times Bestseller$17.99ISBN: 9780689878459Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005
And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.
At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.$15.99ISBN: 9780060935467Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred$16.00ISBN: 9781594631931Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013
The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.
$7.99ISBN: 9780440180296Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dell - November 3rd, 1991
“A desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century.”—Time
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time