Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

bannedbooks2The American Library Association (ALA) annually celebrates the freedom to read with a Banned Books Week in September.  Some of the books that have been challenged include classics such as:

To Kill a Mockingbird/Harper Lee

The Color Purpose/Alice Walker

As I Lay Dying/William Faulkner

Native Son/Richard Wright

The Awakening/Kate Chopin

In Cold Blood/Truman Capote

Their Eyes Were Watching God/Zora Neale Hurston

The Lord of the Rings/J.R.R. Tolkien

Lady Chatterly’s Lover/D.H. Lawrence

Sophie’s Choice/William Stryon

The Naked and the Dead/Normal Mailer

This week, September 21st – 27th, is Banned Books Week.  For more information about books that have been banned and/or challenged, check out the ALA list here.  Celebrate your freedom to read!

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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