Banned Books Week is an event celebrating the freedom to read and is held the last week in September. Banned Books Week brings together the entire reading/book community in support of the freedom to seek out and express ideas.
Books that have been on the banned books list include (an by the way, you can vote for these on the Great American Read:
F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby.
Joseph Heller. Catch-22.
Zora Neal Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter series.
Jack London. The Call of the Wild.
Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Margaret Mitchell. Gone With the Wind.
Toni Morrison. Beloved.
George Orwell. 1984.
J. D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye.
John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath.
Alice Walker. The Color Purple.
And so many more books.