National Library Week – Banned Book Drawing at the Law Library

With National Library Week now over, we want to say mahalo to everyone who entered our Banned Books contest to win a copy of some of the most challenged books in America.  We had a LOT of entries and five lucky students were winners in our contest. 

Here are the winners of our daily drawings and the book that they won:

  • Monday – Hunter Kam, winner of the book Looking for Alaska
  • Tuesday – Erika Elona, winner of the book The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
  • Wednesday – John Hund, winner of the book Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Thursday – Miah Bonilla, winner of the book George (now titled Melissa)
  • Friday – RB*, winner of the Captain Underpants box set
man holding book; 2 women holding books

We hope you enjoyed learning about banned and challenged books and the issues that libraries and schools face regarding the right to read and freedom of speech.

* – initials used per winner’s request.

Celebrating Library Week 2023

The Law Library is hosting Library Week 2023 in Hawaiʻi from April 24-May 1, 2023.  We will be giving away raffle prizes of banned books during the week of April 24-28.  We encourage all law students, faculty, staff, and the UH Mānoa community to sign up by entering their name and contact information into the raffle boxes that will be at the Law School courtyard and Law Library.  

The banned book prizes are:

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  5. George by Alex Gino

On Monday, 4/24, we will be launching the Banned Books Displays throughout the Law School and Law Library. Learn about banned books, and why librarians make them accessible. We will also celebrate the 100th Issue of Uncle Bill’s Bathroom Reader

Thursday, 4/27 at 12-1 pm will be the “Make a Lei for May Day!” workshop. We invite everyone to join the Law Library as we learn to make yarn lei in preparation for May Day & Graduation! Hawaiian dishes will be served for lunch; first come first serve. Please RSVP here to attend.

Monday, 5/1 at 12-1 pm will be “Celebrate May Day with Prof. Troy Andrade” who will teach the song “Hawaiʻi Aloha,” a song of unity and Aloha ʻĀina, by Lorenzo Lyons. Cake and coffee will be served. Please RSVP here to attend.

yarn lei, bird escaping cage, man with glasses