Do You Read Banned Books?

Celebrate your freedom to read whatever you want by coming to the Banned Books Week Kickoff event at Brown Library!

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 Part-Time Indian. While you’re there, take a break and make your own banned bookmark to go with your book!

And don’t forget to come to the free movie, Smoke Signals, on Wednesday, 1pm!


Visit Our Displays on the Top Floor. See examples of books that have been banned and find out the reasons behind it.

The week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating books which have been attempted to be banned in libraries across the country. For a short history of attempts at censoring books, please see The Online Books Page Presents Banned Books Online at the University of Pennsylvania. Included in this page are links to the actual texts of these works, available for free online.

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