Freedom to Read

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Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

John Ball – In the Heat of the Night

Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange

Timothy Findley – The Wars

William Golding – Lord of the Flies

Alice Munro – Lives of Girls and Women

Mordecai Richler –
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

J.K. Rowling –
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

Laura Ingalls Wilder –
On the Banks of Plum Creek

These are just a few of the books that are part of the Challenged Books List. The list, compiled for Canada’a Freedom to Read Week is a

selective list providing information on more than 100 books that have been challenged in the past 21 years. Each challenge sought to limit public access to the books in schools, libraries or bookstores.

Thanks to Freedom to Read, we are reminded how precious our ‘right to write’ and read truly is.

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