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Banned Book Week 2015: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

 

Clip from the 1956 film "Storm Center"

Clip from the 1956 film "Storm Center" starring Bette Davis.  The film tells the story of a small-town librarian who is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.

 

Banned Book Week

 

Censorship

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120 Banned Books - Nicholas J. Karolides; Margaret Bald; Dawn B. Sova
Call Number: Z658.U5 K35 2011
Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading.

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A Universal History of the Destruction of Books - Fernando Baez; Alfred MacAdam (Translator)
Call Number: Z659 .B34 2008
This text looks at the motives behind the destruction of books.

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Libricide - Rebecca Knuth; John English
Call Number: Z659 .K58 2003
This book identifies the regime-sponsored, ideologically driven, and systemic destruction of books and libraries in the 20th century that often served as a prelude or accompaniment to the massive human tragedies that have characterized a most violent century.

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