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Banned Books Week and National Book Awards longlist

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about Banned Books Week, the National Books Awards and their newfound love of the the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lootcrate. Below, you'll find all the books we discussed as well as the full Banned Books and National Book Award longlist collections from OverDrive.com:

OverDrive's Banned Books Week collection

The full National Book Awards longlist collection

2016's most challenged books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Make Something up by Chuck Palahniuk

Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

George by Alex Gino

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki

Banned books that Adam and Jill will be reading during Banned Books Week

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

National Book Award longlist titles mentioned in the episode

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Locking Up Our Own by James Forman, Jr.

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