Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. This list includes just some of the titles that have been challenged or banned in schools and libraries across America over the years.
Check out what's new in young adult fiction. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Ride the waves through space and time with mermaids, sirens, pirates, old gods, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Enough with the angst already! It's time for some laughs. Curated by Ashley Lee.
The United States of America is a country made of up indigenous people and immigrants from many different countries around the world. Novels featuring modern teen immigrants offer inside views of unique experiences. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Writers of horror novels know well that casting children as the antagonist will always send a shiver up the spines of readers because it seems so unnatural. Some of the most chilling stories are the ones that showcase the possibility of sociopathic or abusive children and teens. These cautionary tales are sure to make you shiver. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Calling all thespians! Check out these YA titles set in the dramatic world of theater, then explore Hoopla Digital's collection of Broadway cast recordings. Curated by Ashley Lee.
The story of Harry Potter, "the boy who lived," is a favorite among many lovers of fantasy novels. But what's a reader to do after reading all seven books set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Bring back that magical feeling with these series and standalone novels featuring magic-wielding characters, magical lands, and even magic schools. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Grab your sunscreen and your beach towel, and don't forget your book! While you're soaking up the sun, these beach reads are sure to keep you entertained. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Recently adapted as a Netflix series, Shadow and Bone takes place in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, a multi-series YA fantasy world rich in magic, action, and unforgettable characters. Once you're finished with this series, check out more YA fantasy read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.