Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Read-Out

The week of September 25 - October 2, 2010 is Banned Books Week (BBW).

To celebrate this event, CSU Libraries will hold a "Banned Book Read-Out" on the main library veranda. We will serve light refreshments at the event.

The Read-Out will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 12:30 - 1:30 and will feature CSU faculty and staff reading from their favorite banned books.

Banned books are defined as books that have been banned and/or challenged, sometimes through court action, by individuals and/or groups who want them removed from library shelves or from reading lists. Books that have been on a banned books list at one time or another include such classics as:
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits
  • Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

For more information on BBW and a list of frequently challenged books, please visit the ALA web site.

By participating in the Read-Out, you will be speaking out against censorship and showing students that the members of the CSU faculty and staff support their right to read. On a higher level, we are letting our students know that CSU is a university that supports intellectual and cultural diversity through the free exchange of ideas.

Please join us!

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