Annually, there is an event called Banned Books Week, sponsored by, among others, the American Library Association (I think). The year the relevant week is September 27 through October 3. This year's theme is Celebrating the Freedom to Read, and includes specific attention to YA (Young Adult) books.
As you may know, Shimer has a new-ish youtube channel, and you can watch videos related to Banned Books Week there, including this one by yours truly. If you spend the time to listen to it, this question may make sense: what author of a banned book grew up in Waukegan, where Shimer spent several decades?
But today, as the week of banned books thinking, reading and etcetera begins, here is a list of 10 banned books from faculty member David Shiner:
Do you have a favorite banned book? Perhaps you want to participate in a banned books read out.
Among many other places there are events at the Galvin Library on the IIT campus, co-sponsored by Shimer, including our annual Banned Books read Out on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm.