BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read
September 30, 2021 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST
Presented by: SCARLA (The Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association), LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association), and Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries
Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read promoted by the American Library Association, is observed September 26 – October 2, 2021.
Rutgers-New Brunswick students, professors, and librarians will host a an event BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read on Thursday, September 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm, co-hosted by
- Register to get the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3zqO66V
- Sign up to read your favorite challenged book (optional): https://bit.ly/3zkAPNh
Need some inspiration?
- Check out some Banned Books we read at the Banned Books Week event last year.
- Consult the Banned Books Research Guide curated by New Brunswick librarians.
A collection of short essays for Banned Book Week 2020:
- Introduction to Banned Books (Nicholas Allred)
- What is a Zine? (Megan Lotts)
- What is Samizdat? (Judit H. Ward)
- Banned No More (Nancy Kranich)
Banned Bestsellers (Julie Rossano)
Most recently, our guest at Summer Tales, Carmen Maria Machado had to face it. Her book In the Dream House: A Memoir was challenged in several high school district. We wrote about why read banned books in the summer of 2021 in preparation for the author talk.
- Read also about her book banned and challenged.