Reviewed by EPL Librarians
In honor of Banned Books Week, here are the EPL librarian’s favorite books which have been banned or challenged in the past. Happy Reading!
Amy Wisehart, Director: My banned book pick is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. I read this book in high school and it has stayed with me for many years. This is a beautifully written novel with complex characters. A moving exploration of race, coming of age, and identity.
Sandy Abbott, Assistant Director: The Bible.
Keli Gancos, Youth Services Librarian: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Cheryl Flanders, Youth Services: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack
Allegra Pellerano, Circulation Librarian: Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
Neil Sands, Circulation Librarian: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Aimee Barnes, Circulation: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Abby Morrow, Community Engagement Librarian: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. This one has been a favorite of mine since childhood and I can’t wait to see it adapted on HBO this fall!