Friday, September 19, 2014

Stand up against censorship … Read a Banned Book!

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read, and is celebrated during the last full week of September. It began in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.

This year's display (right inside the main entrance to Mudd) features banned books that are wrapped and labeled with the reasons why they have been banned or challenged in the past. Violence, offensive language, and sexual explicitness are among the top reasons, but there are others, too!  Pick a book, unwrap it, and check it out at the Circulation Desk.

Follow #bannedbooksweek on Twitter to see how other people are celebrating their right to read!


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