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As long as there have been books, there have been people who find the ideas contained within them dangerous and deserving of censorship. Since we live in a democratic nation where freedom of expression is a cherished value protected by the First Amendment, it’s easy to believe that book banning is a relic of the past. Yet even here, hundreds of books are challenged and removed from libraries (more)
From Library Staff
SeattleNonficLibrarians May 27, 2018
Another book that challenged social norms and shocked late 19th century sensibilities upon its publication, Chopin's novel is a bold, frank exploration of a woman’s developing spiritual and sexual awareness.
This heartfelt story of Edna Pontellier’s doomed search of personal fulfillment was considered so shocking in 1899, it almost ruined its author. (192 pages)