Article Title

Palahniuk among works challenged by library patrons: Numbers tracked by librarians for Banned Book Week

Authors

Kevin Harden

Newspaper

Portland Tribune

Date

9-13-2016

Challenged Material

Make something up: Stories you can't unread by Chuck Palahniuk; Fifty shades of Grey by Sam Taylor-Johnson; Chrononaut, Vol. 1 by Mark Millar; Crossed by David Laphman; Little Bill by Bill Cosby; Oregon Cannabis Guide, insert in The Mercury (newspaper) by Marjorie Skinner; others

Location

Portland, Oregon

Participants

Multnomah County Libraries

Outcome

Materials were retained

Photo Description

Photograph of library patrons at shelves and on computers; Photograph of Chuck Palahnuik

Photo Caption

Oregon libraries reported only nine challenges to material during the past year. It was the lowest in nearly a decade. ; Palahniuk

Abstract

Chuck Palahniuk's new book was one of several challenges to Oregon library books over the course of the fiscal year. The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse notes that the number of challenges reported is lower than it has been in a decade. Other challenges were based on objections to an author and content that was sexual or cannabis-related.

Keywords

Banned Books Week, challenges, sexually explicit, drugs, cannabis, LGBT, freedom to read

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