Image from American Library Association

Hunger Games, The Color Purple and the Harry Potter series are among student’s favorite books. They are also among the most censored books ever published. This week, September 30 through October 6, is the 30th observance of Banned Books week sponsored by the American Library Association.

The John Tyler Community College libraries own many books that appear on the list of banned or challenged books complied by the American Library Association. Join with others in reading one or more of these books and find out what all the fuss is about!

Among the most challenged in 2011 are:

  • The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

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