The Pratt Library staff's favorite banned books [Pictures]
Sept. 21-27 is the annual Banned Books Week celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association. You are now free to read along.
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'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Harper Lee( September 19, 2014 )
"Story about violence and injustice from a perspective of a young girl. Brings up a good discussion about what is right and wrong, makes one wonder the perception of others." -- Poonam Mukherjee, branch manager, Govans Branch
"Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is my favorite banned book because no matter how many times I read it, I always experience a range of emotions. This was the first book to make me experience anger, sadness, laughter, fear, curiosity and wonder simultaneously. It is a timeless story that will always stay with me and I cannot imagine if I was deprived of the opportunity to read it." -- Jessica Faulkner, young adult librarian, Roland Park Branch
Banned history highlight: According to the ALA people have called it a "degrading, profane and racist work that 'promotes white supremacy.'"