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.