Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15th to October 15th. Celebrate with a banned book by a Hispanic author.

Of Mice and Men Discussion Guide – A few conversation starters

Use this discussion guide to inspire in-depth thinking, and jump-start a conversation about John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. There’s plenty here to set your mental wheels in motion.

Berlin’s Third Gender: targeted in the first Nazi book burning.

The Stonewall Uprising is part of an arc of LGTBQ+ advocacy that began with Magnus Hirschfeld, whose archive was destroyed in the first Nazi book burning. Learn about Hirschfeld and his significance here.

June is Pride Month

So, read a book from the ALA’s rainbow list in support of Pride Month. Or choose from books that have received the Stonewall Book Award for exceptional merit relating to the gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/ transgender experience.

The New English Canaan: The first book banned in the United States

Thomas Morton’s blistering satire The New English Canaan was the first book to be banned in the United States. The Perfect choice for Right to Read Day.

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Slaughterhouse-Five: Jumbled, Jangled… and Burned.

Kurt Vonnegut's darkly funny anti-war novel has been banned at least eighteen times. Protagonist Billy Pilgrim has not only "come unstuck in time," he's abducted by aliens. But why? What real life scenario does this reflect?

The Scarlet Letter: A – for Adultery, Antinomian, or America Itself?

Nathaniel Hawthorne is renowned for deep symbolism and psychological insight. So, what's The Scarlet Letter really about? It's about more than a misbehaving minister.

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