It’s Banned Books Week! Every year in September, the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates those books that have been challenged for existing in libraries, and raises awareness of censorship.
LACC has a lot of books that have been banned, censured, or otherwise challenged, in Latin America as much as in the US. This week we are highlighting banned books that are popular with our patrons.
On display are:
The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeone
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, 3rd ed. by Rodolfo Acuña
Come check these out! We have multiple copies of some of these books, and oftentimes Spanish and/or Portuguese editions.
Not a UF Library patron? You can also request these and most of our other 500,000 books by interlibrary loan.