What do Mark Twain and Toni Morrison have in common? Both are on the list of the most frequently challenged authors of 2007. September 27- October 4 is Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.
A banned book is one that has been removed from a curriculum or library collection based upon the objections of a person or group due to content or appropriateness. Banned Books Week celebrates the efforts of librarians, educators, and citizens who have worked to preserve freedom of expression and access to materials.
Oesterle Library will observe the week by holding a “Read Out” during Campus Coffee in the lower level of the library on Wednesday, October 1 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Faculty, staff and students will read selected passages from books that have been banned or challenged. All NCC community members are invited to drop in for a few minutes or the entire time.
For more information about Banned Books Week visit the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week web page.