The Libraries may not specialize in fiction, but does have some of these challenged titles. Celebrate reading during banned books week (and any week!) The American Library Association also has an extended list of books and other related events and activities.—Elizabeth Periale, with able assistance from Angela Haggins, Jody Mussoff and Mario Rups
Beloved – by Toni Morrison – Anacostia Community Museum Library and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Color Purple – Alice Walker – Anacostia Community Museum Library
Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin – Anacostia Community Museum Library and Smithsonian American Art Museum
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison – Anacostia Community Museum Library and Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery Library
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair – Research Annex
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison – Anacostia Community Museum Library
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston – Anacostia Community Museum Library
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – Anacostia Community Museum Library
Martin von Cochem, pater, Antoni-Büchlein, oder, Andächtiges Geist- und Trostreiches Gebett-Büchlein : darin neben der Neun-Dinstägigen Andacht zu S. Antonio von Padua … [The little Antoni book, or a prayer book for spiritual devotion and consolation], 1675, Binding: Silver, with embossing depicting Annunciation on upper cover; clasps and stencil decorated endpapers.