This week, 22-28 September, is national Banned Book Week. The American Library Association has lists, lots of lists, of the top 10 most frequently challenged books in any one year - 2012, 2011, 2010 and the entire list back to 2001. They also have lists of the most challenged books by decade 1990-1999 and 2000-2009.
There's this terrific interactive 30 year time-line too.
The Music & Curriculum Library does an annual display... this year we're inviting you to come visit and set a book free from our Book Jail ... If you can, maybe even intercept the "Paddy Wagon" as it carts the books off to the pokey.
We have print-outs of the banned book lists... feel free to pick one up and read a banned book this week.
If you're interested in our exhibits from the last couple of years, you can see them here for
2012 and 2011
(Kudos to Intern Jennifer Meixelsperger for running with the idea presented and to Sarah Reynolds for the idea of the book jail... and come look for more pictures later in the week... Sarah is working on a bulletin board today!)