Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Banned Books in the Adult Department


The Adult Reference Staff has put up a display of many Banned Books on the 1st floor of the Library. The display includes many books that will surprise you, since they seem so "mainstream" to us today-- The Great Gatsby, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Go Tell it on the Mountain, and The Sun Also Rises, to name a few. It ends up looking more like a required school reading list than a compilation of challenged books! Come to Perrot and check out a Banned Book to read this week!



Anonymous said...

Why are these books banned?

Perrot Memorial Library said...

The books mentioned in the post were either challenged by the public or banned outright from a school or library because of their "objectionable" content. [A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.]

If you are interested in finding out why a specific book was challenged or banned, check out this list at DeleteCensorship.org.