Believe it or not, books can be extremely controversial! Every year libraries, school districts, publishers, and book sellers get countless complaints about content of the books they make available to people.
Banned Books Week was created in order to celebrate our freedom to read. This year Banned Books Week is from September 26th through October 2nd. (That's right now!)
Each year the Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks the challenges to library, school, and university materials that people have tried to have banned and compiles a list. Here in the Canyon Library, we believe in protecting your right to free expression and free access to ideas. Students can choose any book in our library. It is up to you and your guardians to decide what that means for you.
What follows is a list of some of the most challenged books in 2020 that you are free to check out from our library. For more information about a title, follow the link to access the book's page on Destiny Discover.
* A book with this mark is also available as an eBook in Sora.
† A book with this mark is also available as an audiobook in Sora.
†† A book with this mark is only available in Sora (as an eBook and/or audiobook).
Bold = These books are in the Top Ten Most Challenged Books for 2020.
Ten common reasons that books are banned or challenged:
Hello, Canyon Cowboys! My name is Miss Gilpin and I am SO excited to be your new teacher librarian! I can't wait to get to know you this year. See you around campus!