What do Carrie, Dracula, The Kite Runner, and Harry Potter have in common? All of these books have been banned or challenged at one time or other.
Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States.
Want to learn more? Visit the NVC Library and check out the banned book display starting Monday 9/27.
The books listed below are on display at the NVC Library. The reason they were challenged is listed below the title. To see a summary of the book, click on the title.
Challenged For: pornographic and obscene content
Carrie – Stephen King
Challenged For: sexual content, anti-family themes, offensive language
Challenged For: sexual content, offensive language
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Challenged For: sexual references
Challenged For: promoting Wiccan religion
Challenged For: vulgar language, rape
The Lord of the Rings series – J. R. R. Tolkien
Challenged For: satanic themes
Challenged For: pornographic content, glorifying criminal activity and violence
Challenged For: sexually explicit content, offensive language, violence
Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
Challenged For: sexual content