September 24 - 30, 2017

Celebrate your freedom to read at the Escondido Public Library by enjoying these banned books, compiled by the librarians in our Adult and Youth Services departments!

Kids (See the books in our catalog!)

My Mom’s Having a Baby!, by Dori Hillestad Butler

Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families, by Robie H. Harris

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris

Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Captain Underpants (series), by Dave Pilkey

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman

Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling

Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain


Teens (See the books in our catalog!)

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier

Lush – Natasha Friend

Looking for Alaska – John Green

Crank – Ellen Hopkins

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things – Carolyn Mackler

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Ttyl – Lauren Myracle

Bone (series) – Jeff Smith

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl – Tanya Lee Stone


Adults (See the books in our catalog!)

Borstal boy - Brendan Behan

The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe

Collected poems, 1947-1980 - Allen Ginsberg

July's people - Nadine Gordimer

Catch-22 : a novel - Joseph Heller

Ulysses - James Joyce

Lady Chatterley's lover - D.H. Lawrence

The naked and the dead – Norman Mailer

Peyton Place - Grace Metalious

The Obelisk triology - Henry Miller

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

The satanic verses - Salman Rushdie

The catcher in the rye - J.D. Salinger

The Pentagon Papers as published by the New York Times - Neil Sheehan

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 - Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

The grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck

Uncle Tom's cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Candide - Voltaire


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