Banned Books Week is an annual, national celebration of your freedom to read. Chapel Hill Public Library, in partnership with Community Arts & Culture, celebrates by asking local artists to create original works of art inspired by a banned book or author whose work has been challenged.
Each piece represents the ongoing struggle for intellectual freedom and the dangers of censorship.
You can collect a free set by visiting the library during Banned Books Week, September 23-29. Previous sets are available for sale in the Friends Book Store on the library’s lower level. And keep your eyes peeled for this year’s winners on a Chapel Hill Transit bus!
Check out these 2018 winning entries
by Lizzie Kuhlman
By Heather Jolley Smith
By Brian Mawby
By Jordan Van Hoy
If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty.Judy Blume
“Every burned book enlightens the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson