In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

Last week American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced their annual list detail the most frequently challenged and banned books based on those reported throughout the previous year. Here’s some of the responses from the creators whose work was named the most frequently challenged or banned. Click here to see the full list.


Alex Gino Tweets About George





Jill Twiss Tweets about Marlon Bundo



Dav Pilkey was extrememly busy around this time with his Scholastic “Reading Gives You Superpowers Week” plus being the spokesperson this April for the American Association of Schol Librarians (AASL) National School Library Month. We’ll forgive him for not having time to post about showing up on the list, after all, it’s not like it’s his first rodeo.



Angie Thomas Talk The Hate U Give



Raina Telgemeier Tweets about Drama



Tamakis Tweet About This One Summer


To find out more information about each of these titles, get free teacher resources for Drama and This One Summer or see links about how censorship affected these titles in 2018, check out

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