Banned Books Week 2021

Find a banned, burned, or challenged book available through our library!

Banned Books Week

My Antonia
by Willa Cather

O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather

Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Absalom, Absalom
by William Faulkner

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame

For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway

A Separate Peace
by John Knowles

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London

by Toni Morrison

by George Orwell

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

The Catcher in the Rye
by JD Salinger

The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Slaughterhouse Five
by Kurt Vonnegut

The War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells

Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

And that’s not all! There are many curated lists of most challenged or oft-banned works that your public library can help you access. Read something rebellious today!

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Smithton Public Library

The Smithton Public Library District is located in southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO. The library serves nearly 5,000 residents. We hope you visit us soon!