Banned Books Week

Schools and public libraries are facing more and more challenges with folks demanding that books be pulled from shelves. Most of the complaints are against books featuring LGBTQ+ characters, or books that recognize systemic racism, or books that challenge the status quo in some way.

At lala books, we believe in the freedom to read. We strive to curate a selection of books that meets the reading needs of our community. There are some books we decide not to order to keep on our shelves, but we will always get a book for you if we can. 

Read These Banned Books: A Journal and 52-Week Reading Challenge from the American Library Association By American Library Association (ALA) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728268811
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - September 20th, 2022


Mass Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge

How It Works

  1. Sign up at
  2. Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge
  3. After you read, fill out a short form to tell Mass Center for the Book all about it
  4. That's it!
    • If you read at least one book, you will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book
    • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies

Check out our list for book ideas

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