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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 9:44 am
Banned Books Week Read-Out!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Speaking of OIF, if you’re going to be in Chicago on Saturday, September 29, 2007, here’s where you should be between 1 and 4 p.m.:

As part of the 26th annual celebration of Banned Books Week, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, and the Newberry Library are holding a Banned Books Week Read-Out! in Pioneer Plaza–at Michigan Ave. and the Chicago River–on Saturday, September 29, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Local Chicago celebrities are joining several acclaimed authors to read passages from their favorite banned and “challenged” books.  Admission is free!

For more information about Banned Books Week, just visit your local library and ask for a copy of And Tango Makes Three. I mean, follow this link. For more information about the Read-Out! click here.

 

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2 Responses to “Banned Books Week Read-Out!”
  1. Jasmine and Amanda Says:

    I work for a Florida high school newspaper and i am doing an article on banned book week my deadline is September 26th, and I need to find out some information. I have found some very useful info from ALA, but any other info that you can give me would be very helpful. I would also like to know your opinions on banned books and Banned Book Week. Thank You vey much for your time. Amanda and Jasmine

  2. Keir Says:

    Hi Amanda and Jasmine,

    Thanks for writing. For more information about Banned Books Week, I’d encourage you to contact ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom–they’re the experts and can quickly point you to some useful resources.

    As for my own opinion on the subject, I think that the most dangerous ideas are the ones we’re not allowed to discuss openly. Sometimes ALA has been criticized for continuing to call them “Banned Books” when in fact many the books have only been challenged or have become the subjects of debate, but anytime anyone wants to pull a book from a public shelf, that’s a dangerous moment. The only person who should decide whether a book is appropriate for you to read is you. (And in a few extreme cases, your parents.)

    Good luck with your article–and keep reading!

    Best,
    Keir


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