Every year, book communities across the nation get together to celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Created in 1982, Banned Books Week aims to create a discussion about censorship and the value of free, open access to information. For more information, check out Banned Books Week  and the American Library Association .
Out of the top ten books most frequently challenged  in 2012, eight are available in our catalog  to listen to as audiobooks. So what are you waiting for? Plug in those headphones, try something new, and help spread the word about how important it is to have the freedom to read!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  by Sherman Alexie 
Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher 
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James 
The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini 
Looking for Alaska  by John Green 
Scary Stories  (series) by Alvin Schwartz 
The Glass Castle  by Jeannette Walls 
Beloved  by Toni Morrison 
(Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association )