Freedom to Read

Description

This FIMS Graduate Library collection contains books that have been challenged and/ or banned in libraries and school settings in North America. You can find these books located on the second set of shelves towards the left of the service desk at the Graduate Library.

For more information about challenged works and censorship in Canada, check out freedomtoread.ca.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
In this semi-biographical, coming-of-age story, told in first-person narrative, a Native-American teen, Arnold Spirit Jr. (referred to as “Junior” throughout the book) details his experience attending an all-white public high school in the…

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
In this coming of age story, which is the first in a seven volume series, Maya recounts her early childhood through to when she became a mother at the age of 17. She recounts her rape at age 8, and explores how a love of literature and character…

Forever...
This book explores the complexities of relationships and teenage sexuality through Katherine's and Michael's relationship. The two high school students grow in their relationship with one another, then, after having sex together for the first time…