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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: 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’ [...]

Evans Library Favorite Banned Books: Cannery Row

Evans Library Favorite Banned Books: Cannery Row

by Suzanne Kozaitis Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is “a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.”  Set around the [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Heather Has Two Mommies

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Heather Has Two Mommies

by Ashley Campbell, E-Resources Cataloger & Government Research Librarian Heather Has Two Mommies, by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Diana Souza Heather Has Two Mommies is a children’s book about a little girl named Heather who, as the title [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Lord of the Flies

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Lord of the Flies

by Tori Smith, Interlibrary Loan Librarian Lord of the Flies, by William Golding Why would anyone want to ban a book?  Sometimes fear, sometimes ignorance, sometimes a genuine concern that some issues are not appropriate for [...]

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Fifty Shades of Grey

Evans Library’s Favorite Banned Books: Fifty Shades of Grey

by Rose Petralia Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James I’ve read lots of banned books over the years — you probably have, too, whether you know it or not — but the only book [...]