October 1-7 is Banned Books Week! Audrey and Olivia discuss the theories behind book banning from Plato to today, the thorny issues that arise when you try to come up with a standard policy, and recommend some novels both new and old that tackle the issue.
Fiction books about book banning:
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
- The Day They Came to Arrest the Book by Nat Hentoff (1982)
- The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden (1999)
- Ban This Book by Alan Gratz (2017)
- Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes (2018)
- Answers in the Pages by David Levithan (2022)
- Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King (2022)
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