In honor of Banned Books Week (September 24 - October 1, 2011) check out and read some banned books this week including INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison. Excerpts banned in Butler, PA (1975). Removed from the high school English reading list in St. Francis, WI (1975). Retained in the Yakima, WA schools (1994) after a five-month dispute over what advanced high school students should read in the classroom. Two parents raised concerns about profanity and images of violence and sexuality in the book and requested that it be removed from the reading list.