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Banned Books Week Libraries Children's Books Young Adult Books
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What is Banned Books Week?
This week in September recognizes books that have been challenged.
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What are Books?
These are the materials that make up the bulk of libraries circulating items.
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What is Captain Underpants?
This is a book challenged for obscenity because the title character is a grown man in his tighty whiteys.
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What is the Thirteen Reasons Why?
This book was a top ten challenged book for several years after Netflix adapted it for TV and parents became concerned it glorified suicide.
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What is Fifty Shades of Grey?
A popular trilogy of books that became an even more popular movie series, this book has been called an abusive fairy tale because of its bdsm themes.
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What is September 22-28, 2019?
These are the dates of this year’s Banned Books Week.
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What is an owl?
The is the animal mascot of the El Paso Public Library.
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Who is Dr. Seuss?
This is a famous children’s author frequently challenged for making up words such as sneezles.
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What is Twilight?
A popular movie saga whose books have been challenged for several reasons but most commonly challengers have cited religious beliefs because it has vampire characters.
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What is the Handmaid’s Tale?
Renewed interest in this book due to its popular Hulu adaptation, this book has been challenged because of its anti-Christian overtones in the country of Gilead.
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What is censorship?
This is the word that describes when books are removed from public circulation due to a group’s objection.
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What is 12?
The El Paso Public Library has this many branches.
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What is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
This is a Classic book challenged for obscene language because the boy is traveling with an African American man who is often referred to by the N word.
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What is the Hunger Games?
Another popular movie series starring Jennifer Lawrence, this book was challenged for promoting violence against kids.
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What is Fight Club?
A powerful movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, this book has been challenged because it promotes violence between men.
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What is 1982?
This is the year that Banned Books Week was first launched.
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What is the Library of Congress?
This library in Washington D. C. is the largest library in the world with 168 million items.
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What is the Bridge to Terabithia?
This is a children’s chapter book challenged because it deals with death when the main character’s best friend drowns in the river.
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What is the Perks of Being a Wallflower?
This book was also made into a movie starring Emma Watson and has been challenged due to profanity and sexual content.
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What is Fahrenheit 451?
Not only a banned book itself, this book is about a future where the fire department tracks down books and burns them.
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What is Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark?
This is the theme for this year’s Banned Books Week.
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What is September?
This is the month when Banned Books Week happens but also Library Card Sign-Up Month.
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What is George?
This is a book challenged for LGBTQ themes because the title character is a girl in a boy’s body.
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What is the Catcher in the Rye?
A classic often taught in most High Schools, this book by J.D. Salinger was banned between 1960 and 1980 because it was considered communist propaganda.
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What is Mein Kampf?
Written by Adolf Hitler, it is no wonder this book is often challenged, but even this book is protected against censorship.






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