Monday, October 3, 2011

Banned Books Week Posters

To mark the end of the Banned Books Week, I put up here four posters from last year’s BBW as presented by the Schlow Centre Region Library. They feature shots from movie adaptations (will make you think the flicks are the banned ones and not the source material), but they pretty much get the point across to anyone who will see them.

Where the Wild Things AreWhere the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

Alice in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Caroll

Harry PotterHarry Potter
by J.K. Rowling

Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. All of these are crazy - but how in the whole world could Alice in Wonderland be banned for THAT? I must have missed something while reading it.
    Banning makes me furious on all occasions. I'm happy there's not much of it (if any) here in Sweden.

  2. I know, right! I heard that the Alice books (1 and 2) were banned because they contain expletives, references to masturbation and sexual fantasies, and derogatory characterizations of a teachers and of religious ceremonies. There might be some kind of over-analysis (or over-sensitivity) on the part of the ones who banned these. XD

    The same here in the Philippines! The banning is especially notorious in America.