Columbia College Chicago

September 26, 2011

Banned Books Week: September 24 - October 1, 2011

This week, we celebrate Banned Books Week! Each year during the last week of September, the American Library Association (along with libraries, booksellers, publishers, and others) celebrates the freedom to read and brings to light books which have been challenged or banned throughout the country.

A yearly compilation of books which have been challenged or banned is produced by Robert P. Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association. Among the titles for 2010-2011 include:
  • Slaugherhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • The Koran
  • Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India by Joseph Lelveld
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Come by and check out our first floor display cases with more examples of banned books. We will also have buttons and bookmarks to give away. Show your support of Banned Books Week and the freedom to read!

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