Saturday, September 25th is the beginning of Banned Books Week , a week dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read by highlighting some of the books that faced censorship over the years.
The American Library Association  compiles lists of challenged books each year including a list of classic titles, many of which may surprise you. These titles come from reports on book challenges, which are "formal written requests to remove a book from a library or classroom because of an objection to the book’s content."
Here are five of the Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 :
So if you are in the market for a new read, try out a banned or challenged book and celebrate with us!