2013 Banned Book Bone

Info and facts about banned books and the book Bone

Banned Books Week

According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Its typically held during the last week of September. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship."

Bone and why it was banned.

Bone is one of the most challenged books in American libraries. The bone series has faced several challenges and one ban over the years.In 2013 bone was challenged twice in Texas schools. Because of the Texas challenges, Bone came in at #10 ALA's list of books frequently challenged in 2013.

Author's Quote

By Jeff Smith

"The point is that they are trying to take away someone else’s ability to choose what they want to read, and you can’t do that.”
Banned Books Week--Bone