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Title: Banned Books Week


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Banned Books Week
  • September 29 October 3

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Banned Books Week
  • Its not just the books under fire now that
    worry me. It is the books that will never be
    written. The books that will never be read. And
    all due to the fear of censorship.
  • --Judy Blume

3
Beloved Banned Books
  • Harry Potter (Series)
  • by J. K. Rowlingfor the theme of witchcraft and
    for encouraging children to lie and talk back to
    adults
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • by J. D. Salingerfor foul language and sexual
    exploits experienced in the book

4
Quotations
  • "Restriction of free thought and free speech is
    the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the
    one un-American act that could most easily defeat
    us.
  • --Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

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Beloved Banned Books
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • by Harper Lee because it represents
    institutionalized racism under the guise of good
    literature and because it contains adult themes
    such as sexual intercourse, rape and incest and
    for profanity

6
Quotations
  • If we dont believe in freedom of expression for
    people we despise, we dont believe in it at
    all.
  • --Noam Chomsky

7
Beloved Banned Books
The Color Purple by Alice Walkerfor troubling
ideas about race relations, mans relationship to
God, African history and human sexuality
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Quotations
  • Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation
    must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
    --Benjamin Franklin

9
Beloved Banned Books
  • 1984
  • by George Orwellfor its pro-communist views and
    explicit sexual content

10
Quotations
  • "Libraries should challenge censorship in the
    fulfillment of their responsibility to provide
    information and enlightenment.
  • -- Article 3, Library Bill of Rights

11
Beloved Banned Books
  • In Cold Blood
  • by Truman Capotefor sex, violence and profanity

12
Quotations
  • They that can give up essential liberty to
    obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither
    liberty nor safety.
  • --Benjamin Franklin

13
Beloved Banned Books
  • Rabbit, Run
  • by John Updikefor sexual
  • references and profanity
  • Lord of the Rings
  • by J. R. R. Tolkienfor being satanic

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Quotations
  • Censorship reflects a societys lack of
    confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an
    authoritarian regime.
  • --Supreme Court Justice Potter Steward

15
Beloved Banned Books
  • The Great Gatsby
  • by F. Scott Fitzgeraldfor foul language and
    sexual references

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Quotations
  • Once a government is committed to the principle
    of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only
    one way to go, and that is down the path of
    increasingly repressive measures, until it
    becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
    and creates a country where everyone lives in
    fear.
  • --Harry Truman

17
Beloved Banned Books
  • A Light in the Attic
  • by Shel Silversteinfor glorifying Satan, suicide
    and cannibalism, and also for encouraging
    children to be disobedient

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Quotations
  • If large numbers of people believe in freedom of
    speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if
    the law forbids it. But if public opinion is
    sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be
    persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.
  • --George Orwell

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Banned Books Reading Room
  • Event Banned Books Reading Room
  • Location Room 113 in the Library/Learning
    Center
  • Date Tuesday, September 30
  • Time 1000 a.m. 400 p.m.
  • Please ask your instructor about an extra credit
    opportunity associated with Banned Books Week.
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