Banned Books Week September 18 - 24

The American Library Association reports that almost 1,600 books where challenged in 2021, a more than 500 percent increase over 2020.  The list include subversive titles such as ... hmm ... uh ...

Hop on Pop  ?

   Where's Waldo  ?

     Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs  ?

We are happy to report that many of those books are readily available at Book No Further. (And if it's not here we'll find it.)  In the words of Isaac Asimov, "Any book worth banning is a book worth reading."  Regan McMahon, summed it up nicely n the Washington Post  "Reading banned books offers families a chance to celebrate reading and promote open access to ideas." 

Check out these (way-too-long) lists:  Kids * Young Adults * Classics * Books with Diverse Content

In keeping with Book No Further's commitment to "puttin' ideas in your head," we're holding a day of "Reading Dangerously" in the store 11 am - 4 pm Saturday Sept. 24. Click here to read more and volunteer.

Watch our social media for special posts on book bans and challenges throughout history and right now in our backyard. 


 

Check out some of the crazy ideas
that have come out these challenged books ...

 

beloved

 

kite

 

greatgatsby

 

catcher

 

grapes

 

holes

 

to-kill-a-mockingbird

 

colorpurple

 

1984

 

gonewind

 

cuckoo

 

 

callwild

 

 

jungle

 

clockwork

 

 

coldblood

 

 

wrinkle

 

catcradle

 

 

huckfinn

 

malcolmx

 

 

wildthings

 

 

dr-seuss

 

hungergames

 

handmaids

 

lordrings

 

wallflower

 

READ BANNED BOOKS - If they say shouldn't, there's some reason you should.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Event address: 
112 Market Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition By Anne Frank, Otto M. Frank (Editor), Mirjam Pressler (Editor), Susan Massotty (Translated by) Cover Image
By Anne Frank, Otto M. Frank (Editor), Mirjam Pressler (Editor), Susan Massotty (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553577129
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 1997

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Little Women (Classic Graphic Remix) By Rey Terciero, Bre Indigo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rey Terciero, Bre Indigo (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316522885
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
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Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616209230
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

When Aidan Became a Brother By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780545326995
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

13 Reasons Why By Jay Asher Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780451478290
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Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2017

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

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Fahrenheit 451: A Novel By Ray Bradbury Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Ghost Boys By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Ernest J. Gaines Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997