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Banned Book Club: Beloved
September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In honor of Banned Book Week, we will discuss Toni Morrison’s Beloved at the Roslindale Branch on September 22, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Copies of the book are available for purchase from Rozzie Bound or borrowed from the library.
Beloved, Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, first appeared on the ALA’s list of top 10 banned books in 2006. Beloved takes place after the Civil War and tells the story of Sethe, her family, her home, and the spirit who haunts them. Challenges to the book include complaints of sexual violence, depictions of slavery and racism, and inappropriate language. More recently, Beloved was at the center of the 2021 Virginia Governor’s race.
Buy the book here.