Reader's Corner


Canada Reads

Titles link to the Prince Rupert Library Catalogue, and winners are in bold.

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Prince Rupert Library's Most Popular

Most Popular Items by circulation the previous 6 months at the Prince Rupert Library. Updated: November 2nd, 2017

 

Banned Books

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.
- freedomtoread.ca

 

"A word after a word after a word is power" - Margaret Atwood

 

The power of words.  The controversy of ideas. Some books have caused an uproar in social, political, and religious circles.  Celebrate your freedom to access ideas and expression by checking out some of these banned or challenged books. 

 

Useful links:

Freedom to Read

Freedom to Read Week in Canada

Books and Magazines Challenged in Canada

American Library Association - Challenged classics

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1984 by George Orwell. Harcourt. Challenged in the Jackson County, Fla. (1981) because the novel is "pro-communist and contained explicit sexual matter."

Oprah's Reading Club

Titles link to the Prince Rupert Library Catalogue

2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

  Oprah Book Club 2.0
2015  
  Ruby by Cynthia Bond
2014  
  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
2012  
  The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed