Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Banned Books Display at the TMC Library

Banned Books Week is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Freedom to Read. Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates freedom to read, and is typically held during the last week of September. This year it is held from September 30 - October 6, 2012.

Librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers get together during Banned Books Week to show their support to the freedom to express ideas, even when those ideas may be considered unorthodox or unpopular.

The TMC Library has a temporary display of a few banned books on the street level of the library. Stop by the library to browse some of the "banned" books on display and if you would like to check them out, bring them to the Circulation Department. The books on display belong to the  Harris County Public Library collection.

Some titles on display:
  • The "what's happening to my body?" book for boys/ Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras ; drawings by Simon Sullivan. New York. : Newmarket Press, c2007.
  • It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health / Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Michael Emberley. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2009.
  • Final exit : the practicalities of self-deliverance and assisted suicide for the dying / Derek Humphry. New York : Delta Trade Paperback, c2002.
  • Tweaked / Katherine Holubitsky.  Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, c2008.
More information on Banned Books Week is available at: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek

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