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Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week 2019: September 22-28, 2018
Banned Books Week is an event held each year to celebrate the freedom to read. It is usually held during the last week of September. During this week, we examine the importance of free and open access to information. During this week, librarians, teachers, publishers and readers join forces to support the freedom to seek and express ideas, even when those ideas are unorthodox or unpopular.
Books about Censorship
Call Number: 363.31 CEN
Publication Date: 2010-02-05
Explores whether or not there should ever be limits on free speech, including self-censorship. Examines issues of censorship on the internet: the effectiveness of legislation and filters, the potential impact of internet neutrality, and the suppression of information by repressive governments.
Intellectual Freedom for Teens by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Explains the types of censorship challenges occurring in libraries around the nation and how to be ready to deal with such challenges when they occur.
Books that have been Challenged or Banned
Looking for Alaska by
Call Number: FIC GRE
Publication Date: 2006-12-28
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars Millions of copies sold! ★ Michael L. Printz Award Winner ★ Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ★ NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels ★ TIME Magazine's 100 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time ★ New York Times bestseller ★ USA Today bestseller Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave "the Great Perhaps" even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.
Beyond Magenta by
Call Number: 306.768 KUK
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.