by Lydia Seaman
From Sept. 22-28 it is national Banned Books Week: an annual celebration that draws attention to books that have been or are still being challenged or banned by schools.
The most common subjects that are banned or challenged include: sex, profanity and racism, according to ala.org.
Members of the community have previously challenged the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, due to explicit language and imagery.
Since the controversy, WHS has been fighting the banning of books in multiple ways. Look out for teachers wearing their “I read banned books” buttons to find out more.