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Celebrating Your Freedom to Read, KSL Exhibit Features Banned Books Week
Harry Potter, Toni Morrison's Beloved, Howard Stern's Private Parts (VHS), might not have been on library shelves, according to the items featured now in the KSL main floor exhibit cases. September 23-30 celebrates our freedom to read and retain works with opposing or different viewpoints through the efforts of Banned Books Week each September.
KSL's main floor exhibit cases include other works fom the top 100 banned books list (out of 6,364 challenges 1990-2000), as well as a signed Banned Books Week Proclamation from the American Library Association. Challenged books are those that libraries and schools have been requested to remove from their shelves, and included Chocolate Wars (VHS), Lord of the Flies, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse Five,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with its color illustrations, and more,
For the first time you can read online excerpts and mini-reviews of some of these works as Google Book Search joins the nationwide effort and provides 42 classics for you to explore online. Read more about the Google effort and the history of Banned Books Week from ALA, and how to vote for your favorite challenged book. Then check out copies to read, from the Case Catalog or OhioLINK.
Observed since 1982 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, Banned Books Week is supported by the American Library Association (ALA), the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and other organizations.
Posted by Karen Oye on September 16, 2006 01:46 PM