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.
Thursday's book is "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseeini.
Reason for banning: This story of friendship and war has been challenged for profanity, violence and a demeaning representation of women. As recently as 2015, the book was suspended at a North Carolina high school.
Artist: Brenda Brokke
Artist's Statement: The depiction of a hand held over this woman's mouth reflects the limitation of free speech among women in Afghanistan and the restriction of speech wherever books are banned.
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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