Banned Books



Book a Program: Whether you’re a librarian booking a program for Banned Books Week or an educator interested in highlighting a particular book in your school curriculum, Living Literature has a Banned Books program that will work for you. We have created presentations, discussions, and workshops for the general public, students and educators alike.

Past programs include Living in America: The First Amendment Teaching Project hosted by the Lincoln School in Providence, as well as And the Banned Played On (2000) and The Second Banned Edition (2001) which were benefits for the ACLU. See more details about Living in America: The First Amendment Teaching Project on our custom programs page.

Create a Program: Many of the authors on our programs list have written books that were banned, challenged, and in many cases, remain on banned books lists. You can create a program using these and other authors that have been banned. Many authors have written literature that is familiar to us all.


Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Banned Books 2015

Challenging YA Books? in celebration of Banned Books Week 2015
sponsored  by the  ACLU of RI & Weaver Library

Why are Young Adult books challenged more frequently than any other type of book? Living Literature has created a 25 minute readers theater program exploring this question. Using selections from authors Harper Lee, Roald Dahl, Sherman Alexie, Lois Lowry, and Shel Silverstein we look behind the reasons they are being challenged or banned.

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