Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to see our display in the Union, as well as those of you who mentioned Banned Books Week in your classes–we had a great turn out.
As promised, here are the results from our poll:
The top 10 most frequently read banned/challenged books at BSU:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 75%
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck 70%
Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl, by Anne Frank 66%
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 64%
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 60%
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien 53%
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 49%
Animal Farm, by George Orwell 48%
Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey 48%
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger 47%
Keep reading those dangerous books!
September 21st – 27th is Banned Books Week!
In 2013, the Office for Intellectual Freedom reported over 300 challenges to have books banned from libraries (American Library Association,http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks).
How can you be an advocate for the freedom to read?
- Join with the A.C. Clark Library in celebrating your right to read. You are invited to stop by the Scandinavian Room in the lower union on Monday or Tuesday, September 22st or 23ndto view our banned books display and browse our selection of FREE BOOKS!
- Help us determine the most notorious book read by BSU students, faculty, and staff! We encourage you to take this informal poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XGMVX5D. Results will be posted on Friday, September 26th.
A.C. Clark Library’s Banned Books Display & Free Book Giveaway
Monday – Tuesday
September 22 – 23
11 am to 1 pm (both days)
Scandinavian Room, lower union