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Banned! Information Store staff share their favourite banned books


Today marks the end of Banned Books Week, but recommendations keep coming in! Please continue to take and share pictures of our display, near the entrance to the Information Store until Monday 5th October.


Lucy, Library Services Officer: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Why was it banned? Contains illustrations of a naked child


Tasha, Library Services Assistant: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Why was it banned? Contains explicit language and explicit sex, including sex between two women


Eleanor, Library Services Assistant: The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman

Why was it banned? Contains explicit language, “anti-family” themes


Deb, Library Operations Supervisor: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Why was it banned? Contains explicit sex and explicit language


Victoria, Library Services Assistant: His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

Why was it banned? Anti-church, pro-atheist themes


Jess, Library Services Assistant: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Why was it banned? Contains violence


 Pam, Library Services Assistant: The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

Why was it banned? Contains witchcraft


Burns, C DSCN4958 accessed at on 02/10/2015

jazzmodeus Alice Walker exhibit accessed at on 02/10/2015

Goldberg, C Early Paperback Copy of BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley accessed at on 02/10/2015

Garbato, K 2011-08-29 – Once Upon a Time in the North – 0016 accessed at on 02/10/2015

Berenice The Hunger Games accessed at on 02/10/2015

Steel Wool Absolute Sandman (4) accessed at on 02/10/2015

Roe, K The Making of Harry Potter 29-05-2012 accessed at on 02/10/2015


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