Celebrate Banned Books Week, September
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2535) 8 years ago
Celebrating our intellectual freedom! Read a banned/challenged book in September and earn a prize from your librarians.



The Library has a large display of banned/challenged books to choose from. Exercise your rights TODAY!

"Censorship is the child of FEAR and the father of IGNORANCE."
~ Laurie Halse Anderson, challenged/banned author

"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame."
~ Oscar Wilde, author
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Posted by atomicg (+1021) 8 years ago
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1917) 8 years ago
Okay, I get why "The Joy of Gay Sex" might be troublesome but CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!?!!
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Posted by Atlas'MAMA (+9) 8 years ago
Challenge Accepted!!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18120) 8 years ago
Its pretty funny that Fahrenheit 451 is on the banned books list. What rocket scientist banned it?
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2535) 8 years ago
Fahrenheit 451 has been challenged, banned, and/or altered since its publication in 1953. Most notably, this 1971 publication:

The 1971 reprint of Fahrenheit 451 by Bal-Hi was accidentally switched with a redacted version that had been “sanitized” for use in public schools. The editors cut out or altered “offensive” phrases, mostly mild swearing or passing references to sex. In the 1970s, the only new edition of Fahrenheit 451 you could buy was a censored one.


Most recently, the novel was challenged in 2007 in a Texas high school. The school librarian saved the novel from removal.

[This message has been edited by Hannah Nash (9/17/2014)]
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