To kick off national banned book week we will be discussing the most widely banned series of books of all time, Harry Potter. Though widely loved by wizards and muggles alike, the book has been banned and even publicly burned in a variety of places for its political and religious views. Written by J.K Rowling the book follows a the wizard Harry Potter through his adventures at the wizard of school Hogwarts.
The book has been banned for its views portrayal of witchcraft, as many Christians claim that it is in "direct conflict" with the Bible. It has also been banned for being too dark for younger readers to handle or for being a bad influence. Despite all this, we here at the Brooklyn Tech library believe that it is your right to read what you want, and because of that we will always support you in your pursuit of reading!
We have the Harry Potter books in FIC ROW and we hope you love it just as much as we do. --HP
Ms. Drusin is one of the librarians at the Brooklyn Tech Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library!