Preston Library is celebrating “Banned Books Week” from 25 September to 1 October. This annual event celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
The American Library Association monitors the attempts made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Books that were on the list includes such literature as:
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
You can find these books in Preston Library.
Source: ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) For more information about frequently challenged books go to http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks