Banned Books Week… and why it matters


Every year, the American Library Association, libraries, bookstores, and other groups and places “celebrate” Banned Books Week the last week in September.  While people may object to books based on topic or personal taste, Banned Books Week at its core is about celebrating and promoting the right to read and discouraging blanket censorship of literature based on its subject-matter or presentation.

To check out some books that are frequently challenged and why, see the library displays in the Main and Orange County Campus Libraries.  If you want, check out a challenged book.  Judge for yourself.

About Meredith Lewis

Meredith is a reference librarian at Durham Tech on both the Main and Orange County Campuses. She likes fantasy, science-fiction, and historical fiction and is trying to be a better reader of non-fiction (just after she finishes that stack of novels on her bedside table...)