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Sept. 24: Freedom to Read

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Banned Book Read-Out set on the South Green

The campus community is invited to join the University of Delaware Department of English for the Banned Book Read-out, scheduled from 11a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the South Green, adjacent to the Morris Library and Memorial Hall.

Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and draws national attention to the danger of censorship.

Individuals who are passionate about the right to read without restriction are encouraged to sign up for a time slot to read a selection from a favorite banned or challenged book. Slots are available from 12:05 p.m. until 4 p.m., Sept. 24.

To sign up, please contact April Kendra, assistant professor of English, at akendra@udel.edu or student RJ Popio at rpopio@udel.edu.

Banned Books Week, which highlights works that have been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools, celebrates the fact that many of these books have remained available thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. 

Article originally published Sept. 12, 2014 on UDaily.

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