Contemporary Banned Books

Why are books banned? Often it's for religious or political reasons or because the book's contents are deemed too violent or sexual to be "acceptable" for public and school libraries. However, reading a banned book is a learning experience that can offer many life lessons and can help challenge our current views and perspectives. 

These five books masterfully explore several key themes and address issues like racism, bullying, violence, police brutality, and offensive language, to name a few. Here at Juniper Books, we urge you to read what makes you uncomfortable and what you don't understand because, in a way, reading everything you can is a way to fight ignorance. 

But, don't worry, the hand-sewn book band is entirely removable. 

Need more fantastic banned literature? Check out our other Banned Book Set!

Note: gift wrapping is available!

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  3.  Maus by Art Spiegelman
  4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  5. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson


Weight: 5.6 lb

Width: 5.5 inches x Height: 9.5 inches x Depth: 7.25 inches

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