Banned Books Week - Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 21-28, 2014
An exhibit on Randall Library's second floor features recently banned or challenged books hand chosen and discussed by Prof. Michelle Manning's ENG 382 Ways of Teaching Literature students; redacted FBI files from our Government Documents Collection; and items from our general collection that inspire the freedom to read. Visit the online exhibit.
You can also celebrate by joining the UNCW English Department for a Read-Out in front of Randall Library (near the bench with the sitting Seahawk) on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4 - 5:40 pm —100 minutes to honor the top 100 challenged/banned books! (Rain date is Thursday, Sept. 25, same time and location.) To participate, please grab your favorite banned book, check one out from the Randall Library Banned Books Week Exhibit, or select one from the box that will be on hand, and read a short excerpt from your text.
For more information about Banned Book Week http://www.ala.org/bbooks/
100 Most Frequently Challenged Books: 1990-1999 http://www.ala.org/bbooks/100-most-frequently-challenged-books-1990%E2%80%931999
Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10