Tag Archives: 'Banned Books'

Famous Faces and Funnies Sponsors Virtual Readout

Famous Faces and Funnies Sponsors Virtual Readout

Show your love for banned comics and graphic novels by reading from your favorites! As part of Evans Library's annual celebration of banned books, Famous Faces and Funnies will sponsor a free Virtual Readout event on [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Reading Lolita in Tehran

The Evans Library Favorite Banned Books blog posts were done in conjunction with the Crimson's Eat Free or Live Free Event. Both show the value of free speech and the ability of individuals to make choices. [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Chocolate War

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Chocolate War

by Mary Barker, Director of Research Systems The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier The Chocolate War  was published in 1974.  It has been on the list of most challenged books since the American Library Association started keeping [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Adventures of Captain Underpants

by Shane Santana The Adventures of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey In 1999, I was working in a public library and came across the children’s book The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.  My initial [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Animal Farm

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Animal Farm

By Dr. Sohair Wastawy, Dean of Libraries Animal Farm, by George Orwell My first banned book was Animal Farm. It was banned in Egypt, but I managed to get a copy. It is no longer banned. I was [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Carrie

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Carrie

by Suzanne Odom, Document Delivery Librarian Carrie, by Stephen King As a teenager, I discovered the author Stephen King. I was enthralled with the horror genre at the time, and still am to this day. In [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: His Dark Materials Trilogy

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: His Dark Materials Trilogy

by Philina Richardson His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman I remember begging my mom to take me to the bookstore the day The Amber Spyglass was released. I remember being so excited that I started reading [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Demonic Texts in School?

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Demonic Texts in School?

by Jason Griggs, Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence In seventh grade, a teacher sent me to the principal’s office for quietly reading a “satanic book” in class. The office speed-dialed my mother to come [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Giver

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Giver

by Nelle Robb, Senior Library Technician The Giver, by Lois Lowry This book was assigned to me in elementary school. I hated it. I hated the society, the rules, everything about it. At the time, I [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Grapes of Wrath

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: The Grapes of Wrath

by Cheryl Davis The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck I chose The Grapes of Wrath as the subject of my post on Banned Books. This 1939 novel by John Steinbeck details the Dust Bowl farmers’ [...]