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Image: Jose Velasquez holds an #UncensoredDC copy of The Catcher in the Rye. (Jose Velasquez)

This year, Washington’s @dcpl came up with a clever way to observe Banned Books Week: a banned books scavenger hunt. Now readers are stalking local shops, cafes and bookstores looking for copies of books that are hidden behind distinctive black and white covers. There is no title on the cover, just a phrase — like FILTHY, TRASHY or PROFANE — that describes why some people wanted the book banned.

NPR’s Lynn Neary joined D.C.-based photographer Jose Vazquez on his quest to find all six #UncensoredDC books.

In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary ‘Smut’