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Are Books Forbidden Fruit?

This research guide has information and resources on the topic of book banning and censorship.


Poster for Banned Books Week event on October 5, 2023

Are Books Forbidden Fruit?

Join us for two events organized as part of Banned Books Week 2023!

In the United States, Banned Books Week is held annually since 1982. This year, at Emory, we are organizing Banned Books Week events around the theme of apples and the forbidden fruit. How do you feel about books being challenged? Have you read books that have been banned since their publication? Do you you know the reasons why books are banned and what are the different forms of challenging books in the U.S. and around the world?

Come join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 between 12:00 and 2:00 pm by visiting our table at Asbury Circle to take our quiz on books that became forbidden fruit and taste apples and apple-filled delicacies.

On Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 4:00 pm in room 312 in Woodruff Library, we invite you to participate in a discussion where you can play the role of the censor, too.