Banned Books Week (September 30-October 6)

Week of October 1, 2012

In the News: BANNED BOOKS WEEK

The 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week begins on September 30 and runs through October 6. In 1982, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) began publicizing the challenges to library materials that were made by patrons and other user groups. Based on reports from libraries, schools, and the media, here is just a sample of those challenged books (1982-present) as compiled by the OIF. See http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged for more information. Also, stop by the Wimberly Library lobby to view some of the books that have been banned or challenged in libraries across the U.S.

Link to books about banned and suppressed literature

 

 

 

1984 (published 1949)
By George Orwell
Call Number: PR6029 .R8 N5 1953

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007)
By Sherman Alexie
Call Number: PZ7 .A382 Ab 2007

The Alice Series (1985-  )
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Call Number: PZ7 .N24 Ag 1985 (Children’s Literature Collection)

And Tango Makes Three (2005)
By Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Call Number: PZ10.3 .R414 Tan 2005 (Children’s Literature Collection)

Animal Farm (1945)
By George Orwell
Call Number: PR6029 .R8 A4 1946

Athletic Shorts (1991)
By Chris Crutcher
Call Number: PZ7 .C89 At 1991 (Children’s Literature Collection)

The Awakening (1899)
By Kate Chopin
Call Number: PS1294 .C7 A9 1972

Beloved (1987)
By Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563 .O8749 B4 1987

The Bluest Eye (1970)
By Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563 .O8749 B55 1994

Brave New World (1932)
By Aldous Huxley
Call Number: PR6015 .U9 B65 1932a

Bridge to Terabithia (1977)
By Katherine Paterson
Call Number: PZ .P273 Br 1979

Catch-22 (1961)
By Joseph Heller
Call Number: PS3558 .E476 C3 1995

The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
By J.D. Salinger
Call Number: PS3537 .A426 C3 1991

The Chocolate War (1975)
By Robert Cormier
Call Number: PZ7 .C8 1634 Ch 1986 (Children’s Literature Collection)

Forever (1975)
By Judy Blume
Call Number: PS3552 .L843 F67

Go Ask Alice (1971)
By Anonymous
Call Number: PZ7 .G534 (Children’s Literature Collection)

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
By John Steinbeck
Call Number: PS3537 .T3234 G8 1967

The Great Gatsby (1925)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G7 1953

The Harry Potter Series (1997-2007)
By J. K. Rowling
Call Number: PZ7 .A79835 Har (Children’s Literature Collection)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
By Maya Angelou
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z466 1970

It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (1994)
By Robie Harris
Call Number: HQ53 .H37 1994

Lolita (1955)
By Vladimir Nabokov
Call Number: PS3527 .A15 L59 1959

Lord of the Flies (1954)
By William Golding
Call Number: PR6013 .O35 L6 1962

The Lord of the Rings (1954)
By J. R. R. Tolkien
Call Number: PR6039 .O32 L6 1982

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (2001)
By Barbara Ehrenreich
Call Number: HD4918 .E375 2002

Of Mice and Men (1937)
By John Steinbeck
Call Number: PS3537 .T3234 O2 2002

Olive’s Ocean (2003)
By Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PZ7 .H389 Ol 2003

Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology (2000)
Edited by Amy Sonnie
Call Number: HQ76.25 .R48 2000

The Satanic Verses (1988)
By Salman Rushdie
Call Number: PR9499.3 .R8 S28 1989

The Scary Stories Series (1981-1991)
By Alvin Schwartz
Call Number: PZ8.1 .S399 SO (Children’s Literature Collection)

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Call Number: PS3572 .O5 S6 2005

The Twilight Series (2005-2008)
By Stephenie Meyer
Call Number: PZ7 .M57188 Tw 2005 (Children’s Literature Collection)

Whale Talk (2001)
By Chris Crutcher
Call Number: PZ7 .C89 Wh 2001 (Children’s Literature Collection)

What My Mother Doesn’t Know (2001)
By Sonya Sones
Call Number: PZ7 .S6978 Wh 2001 (Children’s Literature Collection)

 

 

 


BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN BANNED OR SUPPRESSED

100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
By Nicholas J. Karolides , Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova. Checkmark Books, 1999
Call Number: Z658 .U5 K35 1999

120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
By Nicholas J. Karolides , Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova. Checkmark Books/Facts on File, 2005
Call Number: Z658 .U5 K35 2005

Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries
By Herbert N. Foerstel. Greenwood Press, 2002
Call Number: Z658 .U5 F64 2002 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Censored Books II: Critical Viewpoints, 1985-2000
Edited by Nicholas J. Karolides. Scarecrow Press, 2002
Call Number: PS65 .C46 S45 2002

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds
By Nicholas J. Karolides. Facts on File, 2006
Call Number: Z658 .U5 K37 2006 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds
By Margaret Bald. Facts on File, 2006
Call Number: BL65 .C45 B35 2006

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds
By Dawn B. Sova. Facts on File, 2006
Call Number: Z658 .U5 S69 2006 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

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