Banned Books Week 2020

                                           

 

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves, and from classrooms. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 377 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2019. Overall, 566 books were targeted. Eagle Harbor Book Company supports freedom of expression to the fullest extent, and joins hands with the ALA in educating the public during Banned Books Week.

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books listed below were the most challenged books of 2019.

George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

Prince & Knight Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

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The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$86.93
ISBN: 9780545162074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 1st, 2009

And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481449946
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015