Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual, Religious or Social grounds

Reference Resource of the Week

The First Amendment gives everyone the right to freedom of speech and religion. However, this right has been challenged throughout history. These three volumes examine the issues surrounding those challenges and looks at the hundreds of books and authors that have been targets of censorship.

Did you know that…?

In 1902, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was removed from the children’s room by the Brooklyn Public Library because “Huck not only itched but he scratched, and that he said sweat when he should have said perspiration.”

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