“Let us welcome controversial and controversial authors” – John F Kennedy
Banned Books Week is a yearly event that celebrates the freedom to read, highlighting the value of open access to information (ALA, 2017).
I was inspired to write a post about BBW by a colleague of mine after he flicked me an article called “The Parthenon of Books”. The German art installation is a life size replica of (you guessed it) the Parthenon, and is built entirely out of banned books!
Yes Drake I am very serious. South American artist, Mara Minujín designed the dramatic installation to provoke thoughts around censorship. With the help of Kassel University students, Mara was able to collect 100,000 banned books, before sticking them all together to create the Parthenon.
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Now back to the original point of this article! Banned books! Today I am going to share with you some of my all time favourite books, that have been banned from both public and school libraries.
Book 1: American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis
Book 2: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.
Book 3: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Book 4:Charlie & the Chocolate factory