The public library system in Washington D.C. is celebrating Banned Books Week with a banned books scavenger hunt.
Librarians have hid several hundred copies of books that were once banned or challenged in private businesses throughout the city for the UNCENSORED banned books hunt. Throughout the month of September, librarians will give clues about the books’ whereabouts on social media with the hashtag #UncensoredDC. Readers are encouraged to find the books and then share photos on social media. The Washington Post has the scoop:
Each book is wrapped in a cover that explains why that book was banned or challenged. For example, J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” will say “Anti-White” because in 1963, parents of high school students in Columbus, Ohio, asked the school board to ban the novel for being “anti-white.”
Banned Books Week runs from September 25-October 1st this year.