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Pegasus/Baldwin Library Banned Book Read-Out

This event offers participants a chance to read from a favorite banned or challenged books. All are invited to read, but spectators are invited as well. The following is from the official Banned Book Week website (http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/): Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country raw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2013 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 22-28. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. For more information on Banned Books Week, click here. According to the American Library Association, there were 464 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012, and many more go unreported. Contact: Jeff Newberry, Ph.D Pegasus Advisor Associate Professor of English 229.391.4950 (School of Liberal Arts) 229.391.4972 (Office)