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Banned Books 2023 @ Fullerton College

A library guide of resources celebrating the 2023 Banned Books Week and our freedom to read.


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picture of dean, librarian, and 2nd and 3rd place students

Pictured from left to right: Dani Wilson, Library Dean of Fullerton College; Rachel Liu, Third Place Essay Contest Finalist; Alexis Salinas, Second Place Contest Finalist; Val Macias, Librarian. 

three people with first place winner in center

Pictured from left to right: Dani Wilson, Dean of the FC Library; Matthew Schooley, First Place Essay Contest Finalist; Val Macias, Librarian. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Banned Books Essay Contest Winners!

  • 1st Place: “In Defense of The Catcher in the Rye” by Matthew Schooley, who wrote a compelling and spirited 21st century defense of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. For this he was awarded $200.
  • 2nd Place: “Liberation Through Controversy: The Transformative Power of Ellen Hopkins' ‘Tricks’” by Alexis Salinas, who reflected on the question of liberation and transformation in Ellen Hopkin’s controversial book, Tricks. For her fine analytical work she was awarded the $100 prize.
  • 3rd Place: “Justifying The Master and Margarita” by Rachel Liu, who explored the folly of censoring free expression through a compelling analysis of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic satire The Master and Margarita. For this, she was awarded $50.” 


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Book Bans (Films on Demand)