For the past 40 plus years, Half Price Books has strived to uphold co-founder Ken Gjemre’s direction; “We don’t let others, or ourselves, determine what our customers should read.”; So every year we celebrate Banned Books Awareness Week to celebrate our First Amendment rights which enable us to write, speak, publish and read freely.
Now, if you are anything like me, you will want to stick it to Big Brother and read as many banned & challenged books as you can, but what if you don’t know what books have been banned? Don’t worry. We polled our 3,000 Bibliomaniacs to let us know what their favorite banned books are. So without further ado, here are 40 Banned [or challenged] Books to Read at Your Own Risk.