It’s Banned Books Week! Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Here at HBW we celebrate banned and challenged books, and the right to read every day! Please check out this list of resources we have compiled about banned books, especially those written by authors of color and those that center on characters of color.

Books by People of Color Are Disproportionately Likely to Be Banned

Why Diverse Books are Commonly Banned

HBW Staff Member Dominique Waller
checks out Banned author Alice Walker

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

Closing the Diversity Gap in Young Adult Literature

11 Banned Books by Women to Read Right Now

24 Most Controversial Books of All Time

Banned Books That Shaped America

KU Libraries partner for Banned Book Week event

HBW Staff Member Anthony Boyton
and Banned authors Maya Angelou