Book Hunters in Brief #144: Banned Books Week 2016

Why do people ban books? Lots of reasons. But really, they all boil down to one reason: difference. Difference in opinion, in world view, in creed, in sexual orientation, and, yes, in views on race and ethnicity.

For Banned Book Week 2016, Book Hunters say celebrate the freedom to read by celebrating difference!

For Kids
George by Alex Gino
The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

For Young Adults
Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by  Sherman Alexie

For Adults
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

For a more in-depth discussion of the role difference plays in the banning of books in the U.S, visit

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