Never heard of banned books before this week? Here’s a great local example of how one person can cause a book to be pulled from the shelves of a school library, therefore letting that one person dictate what they think YOU should read or not read. Thankfully, the book was returned to the shelves and made available … Read the rest
According to the American Library Assocation,
Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information. See Notable First Amendment Cases.
Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful. As John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty:
If all mankind minus one,
TODAY ONLY, from 10am-2pm, Student Life and the library will be giving away free copies of the following banned books: The Color Purple (30th anniversary edition), The Hunger Games, or The Absolutely True Diary of a
Did you know that September 30th-October 6th, 2012, is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week? Virginia Western’s Student Life Office and Brown Library are partnering on campus yet again to recognize Banned Books Week and the freedom to read!
MONDAY, 10/1 BANNED BOOKS WEEK KICKOFF & Free Book Giveaway!
- Make Your Own Banned Bookmark. 10am-2pm, Brown Library steps. First 100 participants receive a free banned book. Choice of following titles: The Color Purple (30th anniversary edition), The Hunger Games, or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
If you’re looking to buy or just browse your Fall semester textbooks, head on over to the campus Bookstore in Craig (South Campus). They can help you find what you need for each class. Click here for a handy map.