Another year, another Banned Books Week! This year, the celebration of the freedom to read starts on September 23rd with the theme Banning Books Silences Stories. Did you know the month of September is filled with authors who have written books that have been challenged and banned? Stephen King, born on September 21st, has at least 3 books on the top banned lists. Even kid’s lit great Roald Dahl, celebrating a birthday on September 13th, has a few books on the list.
If the words banned books and birthdays get you excited, today’s quiz was made for you. Answer the questions, and you’ll get a banned book recommendation from a writer celebrating a birthday this month. Happy reading!
Banned Book Recommendations
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Carrie by Stephen King
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Witches by Roald Dahl
If you’re looking for more ways to speak out against censorship, then pick up a few comics, rock the resistance runway, read banned books from around the globe, or just flaunt your banned book fetish.