Banned Books are in the Building

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2018 from 9/23-9/29. Follow the arrows on the library floor to the Banned Books display and take a few minutes to sit down and read/browse in a comfortable chair. English classes will be congregating around it this week to have conversations about censorship and our freedom and right to read.  Be sure to grab a sticker or button before they run out! There is also a small selection of films based on banned books near the main staircase.

Take a look at the list of banned books that we have compiled which are available for browsing or to check out and bring home: https://libraryapps.fairfield.edu/cdn/bannedbooks/

Here is a list of the top ten challenged books of 2017, which will also be on the display:

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Started in 1982 due to an uptick in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries that some considered offensive in some way. BBW it highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and READERS in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information see:

https://bannedbooksweek.org/

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

 

 

 

 

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