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Banned Books Week: Free Your Mind
September 24−October 1, 2011
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. 
Visit the American Library Associations Banned Books Week Page for more information.  For a complete list of the books banned or challenged in 2010-2011 and to see the reasons behind the challenges download a copy of the list here
Below is a list of Youth and Young Adult books that were banned in 2010-2011:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Alexie Sherman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Notebook Girls by Julia Baskin
Forever in Blue: the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
My Mom's Having a Baby by Dori Hillestad
 House of Night Series by P.C and Kristin Cast
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Dead Man in Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz
ttyl by Lauren Myracle
Stolen Children by Peg Kehret
Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
Shooting Star by Frederick McKissack Jr.
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
Bone series by Jeff Smith
Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems by WriterCorps

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