Banned Books Read Aloud at USFP

Jeane VincentJeane Vincent read The Bible yesterday as part of the USF Polytechnic Read Aloud event for Banned Books Week. As various books were read aloud, students and staff had the opportunity to get information on why the books had suffered from ban attempts.

Christina English Pixley

Christina English Pixley read “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson

Janette McDonald

Janette McDonald read “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mochizuki

Creative Commons License photos credit: Tom Hagerty

Note: The event was sponsored by the USFP library where my wife works. I also read a book aloud, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey.

8 thoughts on “Banned Books Read Aloud at USFP

  1. Could you post why the books mentioned were banned, so i don’t have to go looking for it :)

  2. Could you post why the books mentioned were banned, so i don’t have to go looking for it :)

  3. More specifically, although, yes, fear and ignorance are at the base of challenges
    – “Speak”: for sexuality, situations of suicidal thoughts in teens, and gritty teenage situations

    – the Bible: various editions have been banned on the grounds of inaccuracy or heresy

    – “Baseball Saved Us”: offensive language and racism

  4. More specifically, although, yes, fear and ignorance are at the base of challenges
    – “Speak”: for sexuality, situations of suicidal thoughts in teens, and gritty teenage situations

    – the Bible: various editions have been banned on the grounds of inaccuracy or heresy

    – “Baseball Saved Us”: offensive language and racism

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