Wednesday, September 18, 2013

17th Annual Banned Books Reading

The 17th Annual Reading of Challenged and Banned Books

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
      Enright 214 & 216, Spratt Hall
7-8 PM

Readers & Books
Dr. Susan Martens, Prairie Lands Writing Project  
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Dr. Shana Meyer, Vice President for Student Affairs, MWSU   
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Mr. Dennis Ellsworth, Executive Editor, St. Joseph News-Press  
The Population Bomb by Paul Erhlich
Ms. Amber Thorp, President of the International Reading Association
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Dr. Kit Blake, Assistant Professor of Education, MWSU
The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Mr. Will Stuck, Children’s Librarian, St. Joseph Public Library
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Ms. Donna Jean Boyer, Member of the St. Joseph City Council
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Dr. Kaye Adkins, Professor of English, MWSU
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by, well, Benjamin Franklin

"All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States -- and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!"
-- Kurt Vonnegut

Please join us for conversation and refreshments following the readings.

Dept. of English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism; Dept. of Education; MWSU Library; Student National Council of Teachers of English; Prairie Lands Writing Project.

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