Read & Tweet A DANGEROUS Book during Banned Book Week

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Banned Book Week- Sept 21-27, 2014

Join librarians and first year students as we read "dangerous" books during Banned Book Week, Sept 21-27.  We have gathered an extensive collection of  much loved books that have been banned or challenged.  These books are now on the lower level of the library.  Come down and read a banned book. 

We invite the entire University community, as well as the Town of Fairfield to add to a conversation about banned books on Twitter and Instagram!  Join our Fairfield-wide Banned Books Week discussion using #FairfieldBBW.

We think you'll be surprised by some of the books on display- click here to see.

"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. "  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)


 2013 List of Challenged Books from the American Library Association

Out of 307 challenges as reported by the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

See past year's challenges @

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