Banned books get a new website to help promote Banned Book Week

Did you know that Harry Potter was banned in some places? How about In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak? Or Forever . . . by Judy Blume? All those great books, and many more, have been banned at some time, some place.

Now there’s a new site to help promote banned books– bannedbooksweek.org. The site was crated by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the American Library Association, to help booksellers and librarians promote Banned Books Week (September 27-October 4), and to help readers find banned books through participating bookstores and libraries.

If you work at a bookstore or library and would like to be listed, you can submit details here.

The site is a little skimpy right now on information–I would love to see a comprehensive list (by genre or category) of all the books that have been banned, and when. I’m assuming that will come, though. In the meantime, the site has some good ideas about what you can do to help around banned books.

Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the info.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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3 Responses to Banned books get a new website to help promote Banned Book Week

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  2. Tami alvarez says:

    We are doing a high school project and I have selected “SCARS” to read about the book that was banned. I am trying to locate why and which state/country was it banned from. Any help would be appreciated. Tami

  3. Hi Tami, (smiling at you)
    That’s cool that you selected Scars! But–er–I don’t know about any book banning of Scars. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened–sometimes authors are the last to know. I’ll ask my publisher and writer friends, see if anyone knows if Scars has been banned or not.

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