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End of Summer Reading – Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

The summer’s almost over – time to read one last book on the beach. If you’re looking for inspirational reading about the great power of the legal system, check out Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy. Stevenson is a death-row attorney whose stories about working with inmates are fascinating and inspiring. Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: International Issues

While we are celebrating the American Library Association’s national “Banned Books Week” on our blog, the freedom to read is an international issue. Here’s an example: Newsweek reported Iran instituted a ban on all works by Paulo Coelho, the author of international bestsellers … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Toni Morrison

Suzanne Blaz, a staff member from the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, sent this contribution to commemorate Banned Books Week: No one uttered the word banned, but certain books assigned at my school were ‘objected’ to. More often than not, the book … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Block Party and Nancy Krent

Thank you to faculty and staff who shared a favorite banned book with us last week. The submissions prompted conversations, anecdotes, and memories of early reading. A group of us from the Library attended the Law School’s Block Party last Saturday and … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: The Kite Runner & A Wrinkle in Time

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was one of the most challenged books of 2008, and a favorite of Gaby Amador, Associate Director of Admissions at the Law School, who wrote: I read The Kite Runner shortly after its release … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Forever

Jonnell Simpson is the LexisNexis Account Representative who has worked with us at the Law School for many years. She chose a book by Judy Blume after laboring to decide which of the many books on the list she liked … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Staff Recommendations

Ulysses was first published serially in The Little Review, an American arts magazine, from March 1918 through December 1920. Sylvia Beach, the proprietor of the famous Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co., published the entire manuscript in1922. The book made its … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ken Kesey’s book was considered shocking when published in 1962, but is highly regarded today. The work served as the basis for a popular film in 1975 starring Jack Nicholson. Alex Magilli, Administrative Assistant at the Chicago-Kent Law Review, ‘warns’ … Continue reading

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Two Faculty Members Weigh in On Banned Books

Todd Haugh is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Law School: I must have a serious anti-authoritarian bent. Or prurient interests. Or both. That’s what I come up with when I read the list of banned or challenged classics on … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published in 1960 and adapted into a popular film in 1962. It has appeared on the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom’s top ten most challenged books lists in 2011 and … Continue reading

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