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Banned books are the best books

Banned books are the best books

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Banned books are some of the best books because they provide readers with controversial and complex themes while pushing conversations that society calls taboo. For decades, outraged parents attempted to ban books because of sensitive topics like racism, violence, offensive language or sex. However...

Library displays controversial literature

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

In honor of Banned Book Week, an annual event by the American Library Association (ALA), De Anza has set up a display of controversially banned books in the campus library, organized by faculty members and librarian Pauline Yeckley. “It’s a functioning display, meaning any student is free to go...

Banning books threatens First Amendment rights

Steven Hall, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015

“To Kill a Mocking Bird,” “The Call of the Wild” and “The Lord of the Rings” may seem like very different books, but all three have something in common. They have been banned at one point or another. De Anza students and faculty find the idea of banned books strange in the land of freedom....