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The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Carve the Mark

Author: Veronica Roth

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

And We Stay

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner.

Author: Jenny Hubbard


Author: Neal Shusterman

A Child Called "It"

Author: Dave Pelzer

Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

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The sites listed below are full of book suggestions for those who love to read and for those who may be too busy to read.  If you need assistance choosing a book please visit me in the library.

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Celebrate your Right to Read with a Banned or Challenged Book!

Banned and challenged books.   What is the difference?  A "banned" book is one that has been removed from a school, library, book store, etc.  and a "challenged" book is one that has been requested to be removed from a school, library, book store, etc.  by a person or particular group.  A challenge does not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, it is an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.  As such, challenges are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.  Source:

 Why do people or groups want to ban a certain book? There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores:  racial issues, encouragement of damaging lifestyles, sexual situations or dialog, violence, religious affiliations, political bias, age inappropriate.  

Challenged Books     Banned and challenged books by decade.

Celebrate your freedom to read - visit the library and check out a book of your choice!!