Happy birthday, Roald Dahl!


Roald Dahl With His Family.. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/158_1179195/1/158_1179195/cite. Accessed 13 Sep 2016.

Today would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday (he died in 1990). You might remember him from The BFG or James and the Giant Peach and The Witches, both of which are on the American Library Association’s list of most banned and challenged books from 1900-1999. To read more about why and how books are banned or challenged, visit the ALA’s website.

Dahl wrote children’s books and made up some fun words—Remember the Oompa Loompas?  Several of his words have recently been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

VMI Cadets, faculty and staff can access the OED online, and anyone local can use the print version.


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