Nonfiction Books for Banned Books Week

September 29, 2015 Uncategorized 8


As we embark on Banned Books Week (Sept 27 – Oct  3), I wanted to highlight some frequently banned and challenged nonfiction. Every book in this post is on the ALA list of most challenged books in the 2000’s. Most have been banned for sexual content and/or references to racism, although a few are banned for other content believed to be too adult. From parents to governments, I don’t believe anyone has the right to dictate what everyone else reads, so

8 Responses to “Nonfiction Books for Banned Books Week”

    • DoingDewey

      I thought that was interesting too! It made me think about how many banned books have still been made into movies.

  1. Becca

    I didn’t realize The Upstairs Room was semi-autobiographical. I read it several times as a tween and remember it fondly. I might need to do a re-read now, knowing that!
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    • DoingDewey

      There were actually several semi-autobiographical novels I found that had been banned, which I thought was interesting, since most of the banned books I found were either for teens to learn about their bodies or about people’s individual experiences. I haven’t ever read this though.

    • DoingDewey

      I think it’s crazy too! I think parents have a right to decide what their child can handle, but it’s ridiculous when they want to make that decision for everyone.