Banned Books Week

Exhibit Author: 
Yamila El-Khayat
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Start Date: 
Sep 21, 2011 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Oct 14, 2011 (All day)
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Java City, Arizona Health Sciences Library

Throughout history books have been challenged, restricted and banned outright. Even today books that are considered too controversial are being removed from libraries and curricula. Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association to celebrate our freedom to read and the importance of the first amendment that protects our rights to access information and express ideas.

During this week libraries across the United States join together to offer exhibits, read-outs, and public talks to bring attention to the issue of censorship and expose the dangers of restricting information in a free society.

The Arizona Health Sciences Library's Banned Books Exhibit features a number of challenged and banned books--some may surprise you--along with the background behind why the books were challenged. For more titles, check out ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books. The UA Main Library is also featuring an exhibit and public talk during this week.

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2011 and read a banned book!

Last updated Mar 20, 2018 by cdstewart