Celebrate the freedom to read! Sept 25 – Oct 2

What do Carrie, DraculaThe 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

Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
Challenged For: sexual content, offensive language

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Challenged For: sexual references

Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
Challenged For: promoting Wiccan religion

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

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

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson
Challenged For: sexually explicit content, offensive language, violence

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
Challenged For: sexual content





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