Banned Books Week Sept 29- Oct 6

Banned Books Week:
From the American Library Association:

“Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.”

If you’re interested in reading some of the most challenged books in history come check out our display in the lobby of the library. Opposition to some books may be obvious by the title and yet other titles may slip by you without you ever knowing what content set people off. So come take a look! Titles on display include:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
Native Son by Richard Wright

Want to know what the most challenged book of 2006 was? Click here.

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