Banned Books Book Club

for teens and adults

What's all the fuss about banned books? Join our Banned Books Book Club to learn more! Each month, we'll read a book banned by some community in the United States, discuss why it was banned, discuss the book, and hopefully have a good time fighting the good fight against ignorance and fear!

Email Justin at for more info!

Our next meeting will take place TBA at the shop.

We will be reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

In September, we will be reading This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

In October, we will be reading Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

In November, we will be reading Melissa by Alex Gino

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) By Kurt Vonnegut Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385333849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five is “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time).
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner

Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446675369
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1999

From "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" comes a coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time that follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" (Denver Post).

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022


When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

Melissa thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte.