Monday, October 5, 2009

Banned Books Reading Avoids Bust

Some otherwise upstanding citizens met Thursday, October 1 in the Student Union to read books previously challenged or banned in U.S. schools and libraries.

Readers and Texts:

Dr. James Okapal, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, MWSU
• The Glass Bead Game. Hermann Hesse
Mr. Frank Tracy, MWSU Student
• Waco: The Davidian Massacre. Carol Moore
Mr. Brandon Haskey, Fellow of the Prairie Lands Writing Project and English teacher, Central High School
• Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. David Sedaris
Dr. Robert Bergland, Professor of Journalism & The Griffon News Advisor
• Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter S. Thompson
Dr. Gordon Mapley, Dean of Western Institute, MWSU
• The Holy Bible
Ms. Carline St. Victor, MWSU Student
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou
Ms. Jennifer Wildhagen, Children’s Librarian, St. Joseph Public Library
• The Devil’s Storybook. Natalie Babbitt
Ms. Josie Clark, President of the Student Chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (SNCTE)
• Speak. Laurie Halse Anderson

This was our thirtheenth straight year of celebrating American Library Association's National Banned Books Week. If we don't gather for the fourteenth, you'll know that we finally caught someone's attention. We'll keep you posted.

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