Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Reading banned books at Queens University

In honor of Banned Books Week, students, faculty and staff at Queens University of Charlotte are celebrating their freedom to read on Wednesday, Sept. 29, by reading passages from books that have been challenged or banned. They'll be on the steps of Everett Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What's on the agenda? You might be surprised at how many great books make the list. Look for Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses," Toni Morrison's "Beloved" and Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia," to name a few.

And if you can't make it to Queens on Wednesday, check out excepts from banned books being read by members of N.C. State University's community: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/bannedbooks/


Anonymous said...

When you say banned, does this mean the school does not offer the book or the books are not allowed on campus?

Pam Kelley said...

These books have been banned or challenged other places, but not at Queens.