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Tuesday March 28th

Town Talk

Banned Books Week: The Kite Runner

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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