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Banned Books Week: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

This is the second book review for Banned Books Week 2015 from Gwen Osborne, Director of Public Affairs: Before her death last year at age 86, Maya Angelou had begun work on the eighth book in her multi-volume memoir. Angelou … 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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Faculty and Staff’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 4

Alex Magalli, Administrative Assistant at the Law Review, writes about “The Societally Crass yet Brilliant Works of Bret Easton Ellis” They say the Dutch Masters painted with more than 60 unique shades of black. Similarly, Bret Easton Ellis has at … Continue reading

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Faculty and Staff’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 3

Elizabeth De Armond, Professor of Legal Research & Writing, wrote: Although I wouldn’t say The Hunger Games was an all-time favorite, I thought it was a wonderful book – a top example of kid-lit – and was somewhat astonished to … Continue reading

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Faculty and Staff’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 2

We asked faculty and staff of the law school to write to us about their favorite banned book. To give them some ideas we included a list of classic novels that were banned at one time or another:  One more … Continue reading

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Faculty’s Favorite Banned Books: Part 1

We asked faculty and staff of the law school to write to us about their favorite banned book. To give them some ideas we included a list of classic novels that were banned at one time or another:  Three members … Continue reading

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Welcome to Banned Books Week!

This week the Library’s blog posts will be devoted to the freedom to read as we celebrate all types of literary work during Banned Books Week, which begins today. The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom established this annual … Continue reading

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