Byrd's Books celebrates Banned Books Week September 26 – October 2

We join with other independent bookstores across the country to celebrate Banned Books Week September 26th through October 2nd.

More on Banned Books Week:

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Banned Books Week 2021 will be held September 26 – October 2. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country. Some of the Top Challenged Books of 2020 are listed below.

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780385754729
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2013

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781451626650
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142424179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

George Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

Lord of the Flies Cover Image
By William Golding, E. M. Forster (Introduction by), E. L. Epstein (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573226127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 1997

Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Speak Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

The Things They Carried Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009