“Banned Books Week “annual celebrations have started so take a look at the titleS that comprises banned or challenged list and what are the reasons behind banning them. Here in this blog, we will get some insight into these books.

We live in a society which consists of diverse people and their different views. Our society is filled with open-minded people but we also cater few orthodox people who decide what is wrong and right according to them.


“Banned Books Week” is an annual event which is held in the last week of September to celebrate the right of reading by giving access to the banned books which are banned or challenged by the narrow-minded people and some parents who think these books are  not suitable for their children. This event gives us an opportunity to read all the banned books which are banned for one reason or the other and many of them are available on Kindle store. The books which were banned in 2015 and the reasons for which they are banned are:

Looking for Alaska by John Green


In this novel, Miles goes to a boarding school in Alabama and finds a lot of adventure than he dreamt off. This book won the ALA’s Michael L Printz award in 2006 but it was called out by one parent as “filth” in 2016. The reason behind keeping this book in banned category is that it contains offensive language, explicit content which is not suited for a certain age.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James


Sensual Novel Fifty shades of Grey by E.L James comes in this category due to its highly explicit content which is not appropriate for age groups and especially teenagers who can take the wrong path. And plus it is poorly written.

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings


It is a story of a little girl who explains how she was born with  “a girl brain but a boy body” and how her parents talked to a doctor to understand more about their child and let her be herself. This book was banned because it contains Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and further, it is not suited for certain age people.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin


This is the story of transgenders who take gender-altering hormones and undergoes a complete transformation. The reasons due to which it was banned were anti-family, homosexuality, sex education etc. It was found not suitable for certain age people.

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

It is based on a true story and after her parents were taken by Taliban, young Nasreen stops talking but gradually break out of her shell. Reasons for banning this were religious views, violence and not it was found unsuitable for people.

Apart, from these there are several other books which are banned and these are:

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