Banned Books Week is Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2015

Sep 09, 2015 · Monica Gillen

Banned Books Week 2015Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015, the Iowa State University Library will observe Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, sponsored by the American Library Association.? Stop into Parks Library to see a display of banned books. Find a familiar title and check it out.

The ALA supports the freedom to express ideas, no matter if they are controversial or provocative, and the freedom to read. According to, the following books are the top ten most frequently challenged of 2014:

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  2. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  3. And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  4. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  5. It?s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
  6. Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  7. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  9. A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard
  10. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier

To discover additional information about these books and the reasons for the challenge, visit the ALA website.

Look at a Library Guide, Banned Books: A Resource for Banned Books Week 2015 to learn more about the history of Banned Books Week and see which ?classics? are on the list.

Celebrate your freedom to read!