Monday, October 01, 2007

Banned Books Week: September 29th-October 6th, 2007

What do the following books have in common?

The Catcher in the Rye. . . Of Mice and Men. . . The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. . .

. . .They were all banned books at one time. They have recently been joined by Beloved and The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, and the Gossip Girls series by Cecily Von Ziegesar– all of them are among the 10 most challenged books of 2006.

According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, more than a book a day faces removal from free and open public access in U.S. schools and libraries. During Banned Books Week, thousands of libraries and bookstores throughout the nation will celebrate a democratic society’s most basic freedom– the freedom to read.

Join us to show you agree with this freedo – come check out a banned book! For this week only, we will display books in the Rand Room that have been challenged at one time or another. --Linda

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