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Banned Books Week

First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take their democratic freedom to read for granted. The event is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.


Banned Books in Busse Library

Busse Library's collection includes a large number of Banned Books.   Below is a small number of those titles.

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Beloved - Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 B4 1987
ISBN: 0394535979
Publication Date: 1987-08-12

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The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Call Number: PS 3608 .O832 K58 2004
ISBN: 1594480001
Publication Date: 2004-04-27

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The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: j ColliS5
ISBN: 9780439023481
Publication Date: 2008-10-01

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Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell; Pat Conroy (Preface by)
Call Number: PS 3525 .I972 G6
ISBN: 9781416548898
Publication Date: 2007-07-10

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey; John Clark Pratt
Call Number: PS 3561 .E667 O5 1973
ISBN: 0670526053
Publication Date: 1973-08-29

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Call Number: PS 3562 .E353 T6 2006
ISBN: 0061205699
Publication Date: 2006-10-17

Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS 3563 .O8749 S7x 1978
ISBN: 0451083407
Publication Date: 1978-11-14

Native Son - Wright, Richard
Call Number: PS3545.R815 N3x

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Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants - Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
Call Number: j PilkD5
ISBN: 0439049989
Publication Date: 2000-02-01

As I Lay Dying - Faulkner, William
Call Number: PS 3511 .A86 A8x 1964

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More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Alvin Schwartz; Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
Call Number: j 398.2 Schw5
ISBN: 0397320817
Publication Date: 1984-10-31

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston; Sherley Anne Williams (Foreword by)
Call Number: PS3515.U789 T5x
ISBN: 0252006860
Publication Date: 1978-03-01

Catch-22 - Heller, Joseph
Call Number: PS3558.E476 C3x

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling; Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Call Number: j RowlJ32
ISBN: 9780545010221
Publication Date: 2007-08-01

Sun Also Rises - Hemingway, Ernest
Call Number: PS3515.E37 S8x

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10 Most Challenged Books of 2012

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

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