Celebrate Our Right To Read!

Below is a list of banned books by American writers included inĀ The Great American Read list of 100 best-loved books. VisitĀ BannedBooksWeek.org for more info, events and resources.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

John Knowles

Beloved by Toni Morrison


Toni Morrison

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo Anaya

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

Lois Lowry

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (series)

Suzanne Collins

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska

John Green

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

The Twilight Saga (series)

Stephenie Meyer