They say that words never hurt anyone. If that's true then why would you ban a book?It's crazy to think that these harmless books are still not allowed in some libraries or schools.

Did you know that this week is Banned Book Week? Hudson Valley libraries are celebrating by highlighting books that have been challenged or that are still being challenged to this day.

From September 22 - September 28 you're encouraged to stop in to your local library and read a banned book.

According to the NCAC, here is a list of books that have been challenged in recent years for various reasons.

  1. George by Alex Gino
  2. Call of the Wild by Jack London
  3. The Lorax by Dr. Suess
  4. The Giver - Lois Lowry
  5. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  7. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richarson, Peter Parnell and Henry Cole
  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  10. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  11. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Here are few libraries that are participating.





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