What do Captain Underpants and Cat's Cradle have in common? Twilight and Tropic of Cancer? The Awakening and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian? All have been banned or challenged, according to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom.
September 22-28, 2013, is Banned Books week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
Take a look at the Banned Books display outside the main entrance the library. It has a pile of books – and information about recent challenges here in the Northwest. You might also want to browse the Banned Books Week website. Or read a banned or challenged book! You can find lists of frequently challenged books here. And we even have a few in the Law Library collection:
In Cold Blood, at Good Reads HV6533.K3 C3
Snow Falling on Cedars, at Classified Stacks PS3557.U846 S65 1995
To Kill a Mockingbird, at Good Reads PS3562.E353 T6 1995