Open/Close Menu Celebrate your right to read

These young adult banned books have been challenged for a variety of reasons like sex, drugs, or bad language.

These young adult banned books have been challenged for a variety of reasons like sex, drugs, or bad language.

The Handmaid’s Tale? Harry Potter? The Colour Purple?  What’s your favourite banned book?

Annual event celebrating the freedom to read takes place 23-29 September Libraries, bookshops and schools nationwide urged to get involved National organisations encouraging everyone to read a “banned” book Slate of events will explore the censorship of ideas UK-based organisations will host events across Britain this year to mark Banned Books Week: bringing the internationally-celebrated…

Young adult author Claire Hennessy and Saqi Books publisher Lynn Gaspard joined journalist David Aaronovitch in conversation.

Award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch was joined in conversation with Irish young adult author Claire Hennessy and Saqi Books publisher Lynn Gaspard.

To celebrate the freedom to read, Index on Censorship staff explore some of their favourite, and some of the most important, banned or challenged books.

Follow us: