Sunday, September 30, 2012

Why Are They Banned? Banned Books Week 2012 : The Color Purple & Darwin's Ghost

September 30 marks the beginning of the 30th annual Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week celebrates the national book community's freedom to read. During this week, we'll be looking at books that have been banned and why. All of the books are available for checkout in the Vise Library.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker:
Challenged or banned for offensive language, being sexually explicit, descriptions of drug abuse,
and the homosexuality, rape, and incest portrayed in the book

From our catalog:

Darwin's Ghost by Steve Jones:
Challenged or banned for the content of evolution and natural selection

From our catalog: