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!