Librarian Sue Kline shows some of the books which have been targeted by censors.

Controversial books on display

A display will be set up at the Summerland Library next week for Freedom to Read Week.

A display will be set up at the Summerland Library next week for Freedom to Read Week.

The display features books which have been the target of censorship attempts in the past. Some of the books which have been challenged over the years include the following:

Deliverance, by James Dickey

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

Asha’s Mum, by Rosamund Elwin

Go ask Alice,  by Anonymous

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,  by Mordecai Richler

Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker

The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman

Thomas’ Snowsuit, by Robert Munsch

The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill

Who Has Seen the Wind,  by W.O. Mitchell

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman.