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!
- Visit your local library and find as many books as you can from the banned book list provided.
- 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.
- Include your name and what library the book was at.
- 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