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Banned Books Week: Lord of the Flies


Every day this week, the Chapel Hill Public Library will debut a trading card, designed by a local artist to feature a banned book, as a part of Banned Books Week. This week celebrates the freedom to read nationwide.

Wednesday's book is "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

Reason for banning: One challenge (among many) against Golding's debut novel was in 1981, when the Owen, N.C., high school called it "demoralizing, in that it implies that man is little more than an animal."

Artist: Robert R. Votta

Artist's Statement: The trio of schoolboys is a spectral facade, their pink faces and the significance of their orderly uniforms obliterated by the brutal "savages" lurking behind them.

You can pick up a copy of these trading cards at six locations on and around UNC's campus.

  • Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Flyleaf Books
  • Davis Library
  • Undergraduate Library
  • Sloan Art Library in Hanes Art Center
  • Park Library in Carroll Hall
  • Stone Center Library
  • SILS Library in Manning Hall

Information courtesy of Chapel Hill Public Library.

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