Source: “Editing the Classics: Censoring ‘Huck Finn’.” Issues & Controversies, Infobase Learning, http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=10992. Accessed 25 Sept. 2018.
Happy Banned Books Week! If you’re looking for resources related to book banning/censorship, the library’s current events databases are a great place to start. Here’s a sampling of what you can find!
Editing the Classics: Should classic works of literature be edited to make them less offensive? [New Window]
- Database: Issues & Controversies (Facts on File, Infobase) [New Window]
- Introduction, background, pros and cons, discussion questions, bibliography, and more.
Book Banning topic page [New Window]
- Database: Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) [New Window]
- Overview, different viewpoints, magazine articles, news, audio/visual material, and more.
Banning Books: An Overview [New Window]
- Database: Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO) [New Window]
- Arguments for and against, a guide to critical analysis, photos, and more.
Can’t get enough? See our list of databases related to current events [New Window]. If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 455-0379. We are always happy to help!