Banned Books Week Scavenger Hunt – Deadline Extended!

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National Banned Book Awareness Week

September 23-29 2018 (scavenger hunt submission date October 19th)

How many “banned books” does your library have?

Join us for our Literary Photo Scavenger Hunt


Win a $25 Amazon gift card for the most Banned Book Photos!

  1. Visit your local library and find as many books as you can from the banned book list provided.
  2. When you find the book, take a picture of the book jacket and post it on our Facebook page, ALA Student Chapter (ALASC), San Jose State University.
  3. Include your name and what library the book was at.
  4. Please feel free to include in your postings why you think the book was challenged and any thoughts on intellectual freedom.


Banned Book List: 30 Titles

The Giver: Lois Lowry

Chocolate War: Robert Cormier

Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood

House of Spirits: Isabel Allende

The Face on the Milk Carton: Caroline Cooney

A Wrinkle in Time: Madeleine L ’Engle

Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck

And Tango Makes Three: Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell

It’s Perfectly Normal: Robie Harris

The Witches: Roald Dahl

Go Ask Alice: Anonymous

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky

Fallen Angels: Walter Dean Myers

The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison

To Kill A Mockingbird: Harper Lee

Snow Falling on Cedars: David Guterson

Blubber: Judy Blume

The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini

The Boy Who Lost His Face: Louis Sachar

Harris and Me: Gary Paulsen

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier

A Separate Peace: John Knowles

The Lovely Bones: Alice Sebold

The Glass Castle: A Memoir: Jeannette Walls

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Sherman Alexie

Al Capone Does My Shirts: Gennifer Choldenko

Looking for Alaska: John Green

This One Summer: Mariko Tamaki/Jullian Tamaki

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Mark Haddon