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Book of the Year

Banned Book assigned for class reading at HSU

Thank you to Maria Corral-Ribordy for pointing out that one of the top 10 books that were challenged during 2013, Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, is a required book for Ethnic Studies 107: Chican@ Latin@ Lives class.

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Bill Moyers on Banned Books Week

On the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week, Bill Moyers presented 3 minutes of why censorship is the biggest enemy of truth.

Check out the video on vimeo.

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Banned Book by Book of the Year author Sherman Alexie

Have you read any books by Book of the Year author Sherman Alexie? Did you know that his book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" has been challenged and banned from classrooms at more than one school? The book, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2007, is available from the HSU Library in the Children's Literature Collection on the 2nd floor.

Interested in reading more about the challenge to Sherman Alexie's novel?

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Tune in to KHSU today at 1 p.m.

Marcy Burstiner and Kumi Watanabe-Schock will be on KHSU's Homepage this afternoon.  The program starts at 1pm, and the interview will start around 1:10pm.  You can listen live  or listen later from KHSU Audio Archives.

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Have you Signed Up to Read at the Banned Books Read-Out?

Some of the banned and challenged books and poems that will be read at the Banned Books Read-Out:

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Howl for Carl Solomon by Allen Ginsberg
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

What book do you want to share? See ALA's list of frequently challenged books:http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

The Read-Out will take place on September 23rd, 2014 in the Library's lobby between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Register online to guarantee your space to read.

Part of the national Banned Books Week sponsored by the American Libbrary Association .

 

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Banned Books Read-Out on KHSU

Tuen in to hear about the Banned Books Read-Out on the Radio.

Kumi Wattanabe-Schock and Marcy Burstiner will be on KHSU Homepage Wednesday, September 10th between 1 and 1:30pm. They will be talking about the Banned Books Read-Out on September 23rd and the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Banned Books Read-Out

Join the Library in celebrating the freedom to read by participating in a banned books read-out. The event will take place on September 23rd, 2014 in the Library's lobby between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Register online to guarantee your space to read.

Part of the national Banned Books Week sponsored by the American Libbrary Association .

Need ideas on what to read from? See ALA's list of frequently challenged books: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

 

 

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TIME Magazine "10 Questions for Sherman Alexie"

This video interview of Alexie from 2012 shows him discussing reservations, alcoholism and Chief Wahoo.

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Sherman Alexie's eBooks

If you are looking to read one of Sherman Alexie's books on your e-reader take a look at his recommended vendors.

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