Banned Books Week 2010

Banned Books Week is being commemorated this week (September 25th-October 2nd). To mark the occasion King Library has a display up on the first floor in the vestibule. This display will be up most of the month of October. Much of the work done for this display was done by Laura Jewell, a student worker in the King Library's Instructional Material Center and a sophomore in the Theatre department, so you should definitely go check out!

If you're interested in learning more about the history of banned books and censorship, here's a list of a couple of non-fiction titles:

120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. King Library 2nd Floor Z658.U5 K35 2005
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction. King Library 2nd Floor Z659 .K57 2006
Libricide: The Regime-sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century. King Library 2nd Floor Z659 .K58 2003
Purity in Print: Book Censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age. King Library 2nd Floor KF4775 .B6 2002
Book Banning. King Library Reference 1st floor Z657 .B73 2008
Censored Books II: Critical Viewpoints, 1985-2000. King Library Reference 1st floor PS65.C46 C45 2002

You can also find some fictional accounts of censorship here:

Also, if you ever get the chance, you should check out Bette Davis in a 1956 classic Storm Center!