QUIZ: How many banned books have you read?

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein // Uploaded by Maejius to Wikimedia Commons
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein // Uploaded by Maejius to Wikimedia Commons

Richter Library hosted a Banned Books Read Out on Wednesday in recognition of Banned Books Week 2014, which runs through Saturday.

The American Library Association (ALA) organizes Banned Books Week to raise awareness about books that are challenged, restricted or banned from being read. ALA hopes to stress the importance of making unpopular or unorthodox viewpoints available for everyone to read.

Many books people generally consider harmless today, including “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, have either been banned or challenged in various states or districts around the United States at one point or another.

Take The Miami Hurricane’s quiz to find out how much of a reading rebel you are.

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Lyssa Goldberg is online editor of The Miami Hurricane. She is a senior majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in math. She has interned at Mashable and the Miami New Times, and her work has also been featured in The Huffington Post.