Audible's editors are celebrating daring and distinct voices with their collection of often-challenged books.By Laura MichaelsSep 29, 2016 11:25 AM
Since 1982, the American Library Association has been celebrating our freedom to read with its annual Banned Books Week. This year’s theme? Diversity. While “diversity” is seldom given as a reason for a challenge, a disproportionate amount of challenged works are those that feature diverse characters or subject matter that addresses prejudice, such as (but not limited to) LGBTQIA topics, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
This week, let’s acknowledge our right to hear any and every story by celebrating these frequently challenged works. Below are some of the most highly rated of these books on Audible (see the entire collection here).