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Banned Books Week Events

September 30th - October 6th 2012

 Banned Books Week

Monday, Oct. 1

  • Banned Books Read-Out in front of Shores Bldg., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • Banned Books Read-Out in front of Williams Bldg., 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Banned Books Read-Out in front of Strozier Library, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • "Stump the Librarian" Banned Books Trivia Contest Goldstein Library (Shores Bldg.), 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • Banned Books Week Scrabble Tournament Goldstein Library (Shores Bldg.), 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Banned Books Week meeting of the Goldstein Book Club
  • Goldstein Library (Shores Bldg.), 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • "Stump the Librarian" Banned Books Trivia Contest Goldstein Library (Shores Bldg.), 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5

  • Student ALA Chapter Banned Books Week Party Goldstein Library (Shores Bldg.), time TBA

All Week

  • Exhibit on books that have been the subject of litigation Law Library circulation desk
Exhibit on books that have been banned or challenged Special Collections, Strozier Library

 

 

 

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Goldstein Library

ALA Student Chapter

Strozier Library

Banned Book Week

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

More than 11,000 books banned since 1982 (American Library Association)

 

 

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From the ALA website
The 10 most challenged titles:

ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, drugs,
and unsuited to age group

 

And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, and unsuited to age group

 

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Reasons: racism, offensive language, unsuited to age group

 

Twilight (series), by Stephanie Meyer
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

 

Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Reasons: sexaully explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group


My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
Reasons: sexism, homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group, drugs, suicide, violence


The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
Reasons: sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group


The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Reasons: sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group


The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

 

 
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