26 Aug Top 7 Favorite Challenged Books
By Allyson Mower, Librarian
Being free to read is essential for establishing an overall sense of autonomy and self-determination. Reading in community is also crucial so that one’s sense of freedom does not lead to isolation or alienation. When books get challenged, it represents a concern with regard to individual freedom, but also an underlying issue with community cohesion, flourishing, and thriving. It usually represents a place of fear: fear of confronting ideas, truths, realities, or even our own emotions. At times, reading takes courage and these seven challenged (and also very popular) books are a great place to start. Not sure why they’ve been challenged? Go read them for yourself and see if you find something that would want you to stop other people from also reading them.