Posted on September 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Banned Books Week 2020 officially begins tomorrow and goes through October 3.

This year's theme: "Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read."

Here are the most frequently challenged books of 2019; you can check out specifics of why each book faced challenges and learn about Banned Books Week activities on the American Library Association website.

1. George, by Alex Gino.

2. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin.

3. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, written by by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller.

4. Sex is a Funny Word, written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth.

5. Prince & Knight, written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

6. I Am Jazz, written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas.

7. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

8. Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier.

9. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.

10. And Tango Makes Three, written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole.

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