Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom we have in the U.S. to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Unfortunately, not everyone has this right; there are currently many authors around the world who have been imprisoned, or whose lives have been threatened, because of their writings. Check out this slide show, courtesy of the Huffington Post, for more information on how you can help promote freedom of expression and ideas.
Banned Books Week Events
- Thursday and Friday only, take a break at the library and try your hand at one of our Banned Books Word Searches!
- Visit Our Displays on the Top Floor. See examples of books that have been banned and find out the reasons behind it.
Interested in finding out more about Banned Books Week? How about a list of Banned Classics or the most frequently Banned Books of the 21st century? Happy reading from the Brown Library staff!