Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of open access to information and literature despite the nature of its content.
This annual event was started in the USA in protest to the attempts to ban controversial books and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship and the importance of freedom of expression.
Why not join in this week by reading a banned or challenged book from CSU Library:
- Angels and Demons by Dan Brown Check Availability
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Check Availability
- Bowling For Columbine (film) by Michael Moore Check Availability
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Check Availability
- The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Check Availability
- Child of God by Cormac McCarthy Check Availability
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker Check Availability
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Check Availability
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey Check Availability
To find out more about Banned Books week or find other challenged or banned books visit the ALA website.
The University of Melbourne have also published a list of books that have been banned in Australia.