October 3rd, 2012
Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week. On Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 PM, Dr. Elizabeth Dooley will read from The Color Purple as part of the campus events for Banned Books Week. The Read-In will be held in the Wise Library Robinson Reading Room.
Banned Books Week is an annual event, sponsored by the American Library Association to draw attention to the problem of censorship. Each year hundreds of books are challenged by groups that want the books removed from schools and libraries. Books that have been challenged in the past include such classics as The Grapes of Wrath, Catch 22, and Lord of the Flies.
To learn more, visit the Downtown Campus Library to see an exhibit featuring some of the classic titles that have been targeted by would-be censors.