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For our last day of Banned Books Week, here is a Hogwart's Digital Escape Room (from Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA), as the books in the Harry Potter series are some of the most challenged in the last 20+ years.  
You don't need to have any Harry Potter knowledge to get through it, but you do need paper and something to write with.
Good luck!

Hogwart's Digital Escape Room

Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down and All American Boys among many other wonderful books is the honorary chair of Banned Books Week 2021.
Take a look at his explanation of this year's theme: "Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us."

Here are the Top 10 Banned Books 2020 compiled by the American Library Association.
Interestingly, the ones that were the most challenged were titles that had to do with racial inequality and social justice, that's a little bit of a change from LGBTQIA+ titles and those addressing sexual matters, which are favorites for those individuals who are purveyors of censorship.
Check out previous years' Top 10 Banned Books at the ALA's site.

Top 10 Banned Books 2020Censorship by Numbers

It's Banned Books Week!!
You may not realize it, but many of the books you grew up with and that you love have been "banned," that is challenged by a community that wanted those books taken out of circulation because of their content.
Some examples include the Harry Potter series, The Fault In Our StarsThe Hate U Give and Speak.
Watch the video below from PBS to find out more about some of the most "banned" books in "The Fiery History of Banned Books."

The Fiery History of Banned Books

Don't like reading? That's just because you haven't found just the right book for you.
Ms. Moayeri has compiled "A Realistic List of Books you Can Young Adults to Actually Finish" for the website Book and Film Globe. Browse her suggestions by clicking below.
All of these titles are available at Los Angeles Public Library with your Student Success Card and PIN.
realistic list
We're giving away A LOT of books from Lincoln Library. You can find all the giveaways in the covered lunch area. Take as many as you like, no limit.
free books
Would you like some ebooks instantly, no waiting? Open eBooks is the free app for you. All you need is an access code and PIN, which you can request from Ms. Moayeri and she will email you with that information. Open eBooks is a service Lincoln Library provides through First Book Marketplace and it has an excellent selection of books. You can check out 10 books a month and keep them for 56 days and you can renew them too.
Click the image below to fill out the short form for your access code and PIN.
open ebooks
While Lincoln Library freshens up after an 18-month hiatus in order to welcome students and teachers back into our physical space, please be sure to retrieve your Los Angeles Public Library Student Success Card and PIN to take advantage of everything the public library has to offer. Even after Lincoln Library opens, we're still going to be using a lot of the public library's resources so it's good to be prepared with your information already retrieved.
Click the image below to get started.