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Katisha Smith

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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

Native Son by Richard Wright

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.