Banned Books Week is an annual, national celebration of your freedom to read. Chapel Hill Public Library, in partnership with the Division of Cultural Arts, 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 24-30.
Check out these winning entries from 2017
by Lizzie Kuhlman
By Susan Triplehorn
By Jordan Van Hoy
By Serena Fenton
If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty.Judy Blume
By Brian Mawby
By Neera Skurky
“Every burned book enlightens the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Want to celebrate the freedom to read, support local art, and make sure the project continues? You can buy past years sets from our Friends.