Banned Book Week 2013

banned books - the giver

Carina Snow News Editor   The Learning Resources Center will have a table display of banned and challenged books as part of the American Library Association’s 2013 Banned Book Week Sept. 22-28; Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” will be the feature selection. The LRC is promoting “The Giver” because the RSC Student Theatre Department will perform […]

What was the real message behind the “His Dark Materials” trilogy

Lyra+Will

Dennis Gosnell Assignment Editor For those who have read “The Golden Compass,” “The Subtle Knife,” and the “Amber Spyglass” it would come as no surprise that they have been challenged as inappropriate for schools and public libraries. Posted on a “Library Thing” thread, user Atomicmutant posted that the series was the “anti-Narnia” of book series.

The challenge of challenging books

Scrappy Doo protects popularly challenged books from being banned.
Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

Dennis Gosnell Assistant Editor The challenge of challenging books There are those in the U.S. that would challenge what public libraries and similar institutions put on their shelves.

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