This week (September 24th-30th) is Banned Books Week. To help you learn more about what kinds of books have been challenged or banned over the years (and why), we have a Collection Spotlight on the first floor of Perkins near the Circulation Desk devoted to these books. Here is a just a selection of what you will find there:
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Reasons: language and sexual content
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Reasons: religious viewpoint, violence
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Reason: Sexual content
Habibi by Craig Thompson. Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Reasons: degrading, profane and racist work. conflict with community values
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