Reading Dangerously: A Celebration of Banned Books

 

"Any book worth banning is a book worth reading."
-Isaac Asimov

Join Book No Further Saturday, Sept. 24 for a celebration of books banned here and around the world. We'll honor the importance of free speech, the power of literature and the knowledge that a banned books is a stolen book.

- Special display highlighting some for the [silly, idiotic, bigoted, fascist, take your pick] reasons claimed for banning books around the country and here at home, including a 1936 German edition of Mein Kampf (not for sale)

- Selected readings from challenged or banned books; every hour 11 am - 4 pm (Volunteer as a reader and get a free banned books lapel pin.)

- Free "I Read Banned Books" lapel pin with any purchase over $20. (Also available for sale here.)


The American Library Association reports that more than 1,400 books were challenged in the U.S. last year. Scroll down to see some of the books we'll have on hand.


 

Event date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event address: 
112 Market Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481446952
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

The Book Thief By Markus Zusak Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Dear Martin By Nic Stone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

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

Go Ask Alice (Anonymous Diaries) By Anonymous Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781416914631
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2006

Hop on Pop (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375828379
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2004

House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) By K.A. Holt Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452156484
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 9th, 2016

Last Ride at Luna Park: A Graphic Novel (Geronimo Stilton #4) (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel ) By Geronimo Stilton, Tom Angleberger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Geronimo Stilton, Tom Angleberger (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338729399
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Published: Graphix - May 17th, 2022

Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

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

Mommy, Mama, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462639
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

Pax By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062377029
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

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

Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060850524
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 1st, 1991

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Mark Haddon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

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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

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

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

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

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

Soldier Boy By Keely Hutton Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250158444
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Published: Square Fish - June 12th, 2018

The Story of Ferdinand By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448456942
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - March 31st, 2011

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013