Today's featured banned books are the Bone graphic novels by Jeff Smith.
- Reasons these books have been challenged: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, political viewpoint, racism, violence
- Details on where and why this book has been banned: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Banned Books Week Handbook (PDF)
- Our collection includes print format of Bone graphic novels
- Article: CBLDF Board Member and Bone Creator Jeff Smith on Banned Books Week
About Banned Books Week
You've probably heard of Banned Books Week before, but do you know what it's about and why we draw attention to it?
You may not give it much thought, but the freedom to read is an important one. Libraries around the country mark Banned Books Week each year to remind everyone of the importance of open access to information, and the dangers presented by censorship.
As always, we welcome your feedback! Do you know of a book that was challenged in your hometown? Is one of your favorite books among the list of banned or challenged titles? What do you think about banned books? Tell us about it in a comment below or on our Facebook page!