February 18, 2009

Feel Free to Read February 22- 28

Freedom to Read Week 2009

Alloway Library is marking Freedom to Read Week with a display of some 100 titles from the collection that have been burned, banned or challenged at some point in history. Included in the display are statements affirming the values of academic freedom at TWU.

Titles include:
  • The Bible
  • Darwin's Origin of Species
  • Helen Keller's The story of my life
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The works of Confucius, Albert Einstein and J.K. Rowling
  • Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To find out why these and other titles were burned, banned or challenged visit the display on the main level. Each item on display has an information tag that explains who opposed the book, when and why. All the material can be checked out, so feel free to read!

For more information visit Freedom to Read.ca

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