This week, the University Library is celebrating Banned Books Week 2011. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this annual celebration, hosted by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Banned Books Week recognizes every citizen’s freedom to read, think, and write what they choose without fear of censorship or recrimination. It is a celebration of your rights as noted in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Join the library in celebrating your freedom to read by checking out one of the “banned” books on display in the atrium, or follow us on Facebook for Banned Books Week trivia and more.
Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2010
And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Lush, by Natasha Friend
What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer