Challenged Books with Cover Redesigns

Posted by Jamie Canaves

[Still from Doctor Who, BBC]

The annual celebration of the freedom to read is upon us again and we’re ready for Banned Books Week. We believe families and individuals have the right to decide for themselves what to read and what to skip, but should not decide for others by having books removed or banned. Since the first Banned Books Week in 1982, the American Library Association has recorded that more than 11,000 books have been challenged. So to celebrate Banned Books Week, we've come up with some reimagined book titles for you, inspired by the reasons they were challenged. Enjoy!


Brave New INSENSITIVE World by Aldous Huxley


Captain ANTI-FAMILY Underpants by Dav Pilkey


Harry Potter and the Chamber of SATAN by J.K. Rowling


GAMBLING Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


The Bluest CONTROVERSIAL Eye by Toni Morrison


The UNACCEPTABLE Catcher in the OBSCENE Rye by J.D. Salinger


The Curious Incident of the &*#! ATHEIST Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


The VIOLENT ANTI-FAMILY OCCULT Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



ALA Banned Books Week