Make a Date with a Banned Book…

Stand up for your right to read!

The God of Small Things coverThe new Banned Book Club’s first selection is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Ms. Roy faced an obscenity trial in her native India for this, her first novel. She also won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction. To learn more about the book and the controversy surrounding it, see her Salon.com interview. You may also be interested in this study guide, which includes themes, criticism, quotes, and more about this book.

The God of Small Things is available for checkout here in the Brown Library (call number PR9499.3.R59 G63 1997), as well as at your local public libraries. Google Books also has most, but not all, chapters available for reading online here.

The Banned Book Club will meet next Wednesday, October 21st, at 6pm in the library study room, top floor of Brown. We’ll also be picking the next book selection, so bring suggestions! Check out the American Library Association’s top ten lists of most frequently challenged books of the 21st century.

Send questions and suggestions to Amanda Hall at afh25@email.vccs.edu or Kalyca Schultz at kschultz@virginiawestern.edu. The club is open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

If you’re on Facebook, RSVP for this event here.

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