The FAU Libraries invite you to celebrate Banned Books Week with us! Each year we take a moment to highlight different books that have been banned at libraries and schools across the United States reasons such as sexual content, explicit language, religion, etc.
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country. The Top 11 Challenged Books of 2018 are:
- George by Alex Gino
- A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
- Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
- Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Right now we have a display in the lobby and we encourage you to borrow one of the banned books. At the top of the display there is also shredded book cover*, and you can guess what book it is for a chance to win a prize.
In addition, we are conducting a library-wide scavenger hunt. There are five books hidden throughout the building. Once you find one, take a picture and send it to us either through direct message on Instagram/ Twitter or email FAULibComm@fau.edu! The more books you find, the more of a chance you have to win!
Here are the scavenger hunt clues:
*No books were harmed in the making of this display.