Today's featured banned book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
- Reasons this book/the trilogy has been challenged: anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitivity, offensive language, occult/satanic, violence, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- 2012 Entertainment Weekly article about the trilogy being challenged
- Our collection includes The Hunger Games trilogy and related items
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!