Banned Books Week 2018: Team Mascot’s Favorite Challenged Books

By Emily Evans-Miller Each year, the American Library Association brings together authors, librarians, publishers, and book lovers from all walks of life in celebration of Banned Books Week. This year, Banned Books Week takes place from September 23rd to the 29th. Though none of our titles at Mascot Books have been challenged, we support free speech and the end of censorship for all authors and books. In celebration of free thought, our blog editor, Emily, asked around the Mascot Books office to find out everyone’s challenged titles.

Our Favorite Censored Titles

Jess Cohn, Acquisitions Editor

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Emily Evans-Miller, Content Marketing Manager

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Kiley Garrett, Production Editor

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

JQ Gillen, Bookkeeping

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Matt Gonsalves, Graphic Designer

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Will Oney, Retail and Distribution Manager

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Scott Parker, Acquisitions Editor

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Kristin Perry, Director of Author Services

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Susan Roberts, Senior Production Editor

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Abby Simpson, Bookkeeping

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Ben Simpson, Acquisitions Editor

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Nina Spahn, Senior Production Editor

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Rachel Sutton, Production Editor

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Michelle Webber, Senior Marketing Manager

The Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park

Daniel Wheatley, Senior Production Editor 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman
Visit the American Library Association website here if you’d like to learn more about intellectual freedom rights, censorship, and how you can help. All links above lead to local-to-Mascot bookstores that we love to work with and think you will too. Consider ordering your next book from an independent bookstore (support the arts!) instead of the big guys. Make sure to tag #IndieBookLove when posting your Banned Books this week.

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