Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship.
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Let’s get a little louder this weekend! Books with diverse content (including, but not limited to, LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities) are generally overrepresented among banned and challenged books; in 2015, 9 of the 10 most challenged books fell into this category.
To bring awareness to a growing nationwide trend, we are hosting a read-out featuring Banned Books, and we want you to participate!
WHAT IS A READ-OUT?
A continuous public reading of a single or multiple banned books.
WHAT WOULD I HAVE TO DO?
Select your favorite banned book — either bring your own copy or borrow one of ours — and read it aloud for a few minutes.
WHAT IF I WANT TO PARTICIPATE, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO READ?
Ask our staff for recommendations — we are confident we have just the right book for you on our shelves.