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Banned books offered to review at Meriam Library

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Banned novels are displayed in Meriam Library. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Banned novels are displayed in Meriam Library. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Banned novels are displayed in Meriam Library. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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Banned Books Week is celebrated this week in Meriam Library starting Monday to Sept. 29.

Meriam Library has displays on the second and third floors, listing previously or current banned books, and displaying many copies that are available to check out.

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Banned books to check out on the third floor of Meriam Library. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

 

A discussion board on the second floor invites students to check out the lists of books that have been banned or considered controversial. It encourages writing up titles of books they want preserved on sticky notes, for others to see.

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A discussion board on the 2nd floor encourages student recommendations of banned books. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

 

“It’s ridiculous”, said Chico State student Sheecie Lopez, while reviewing the board.

Chico State student

Sheecie Lopez, reviewed the list of banned books in Meriam Library. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

“Some of these stories are amazing, they’re written by women or people who are in the LGBT community, or minorities…they teach us so much about the world that the writer lived in, ” said Lopez.

Banned Books Week encourages learning about why books become banned, and promotes discussion of the freedom to read in public schools.

Natalie Hanson can be reached at newseditor@theorion.com or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

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