Island in the Sun (dust jacket), 1959 | University of Illinois at Chicago | CARLI Digital Collections

In honor of Banned Books Week, we have this stellar cover from Alec Waugh’s Island in the Sun. While the book was not banned, the film was banned in several places for it’s depiction of miscegenation or interracial romance, and the American Legion tried to stop the film’s screening saying the film promoted communism. The Darryl Zanuck production boasted a cast including Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Joan Collins, and Joan Fontaine.

This image comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s truly fabulous collection of book jackets of Caribbean literature. More about this collection.

Posted by Sarah Prindle, Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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