From the Stacks

By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

1619 Project—1984—Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian—Animal Farm—Awakening—Beloved—Bless Me, Ultima—Bluest Eye—Brave New World—Call of the Wild—Catcher in the Rye—Clockwork Orange—Color Purple—Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—Da Vinci Code—Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)—Fahrenheit 451—Farewell to Arms—For Whom the Bell Tolls—Freakonomics—Freedom Writers Diary—Glass Castle—Gone with the Wind—Grapes of Wrath—Great Gatsby—Handmaid’s Tale—In Cold Blood—Invisible Man—Jungle—Kite Runner—Lesson Before Dying—Lord of the Flies—Lord of the Rings—Maus—Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil—My Sister’s Keeper—Native Son—Nickel and Dimed—Of Mice and Men—One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—Picture of Dorian Gray—Pillars of the Earth—Separate Peace—Stamped—Sun Also Rises—Their Eyes Were Watching God—Things They Carried—Time to Kill—To Kill a Mockingbird—Ulysses

To paraphrase John Lennon, imagine there’s no library with these titles on their shelves, I certainly don’t want to try.

The point of Banned Books Week is to celebrate the freedom to read and shine a light on those books that have been challenged and banned across the country. And the titles I’ve listed are only a small portion of those that have been targeted.

Exercise your right to read the book of your choice, not just this week but all year long.

Let Freedom Read.