Campus observes Banned Books Week

  Monday, September 21, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Campus observes Banned Books Week

Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library, in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Club and the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, will hold three events this week in preparation for the annual international observance of Banned Books Week, which is traditionally set for the last week in September.

Students and faculty from across campus have been invited to read short passages from their favorite banned or challenged books at each of the three events, which begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, in Room 115 of Axe Library with a focus on Diversity and Multiculturalism.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the readings are open to any subject matter and at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, the topic will be young adult and graphic novels. All three events are in Room 115.

Jorge Leon, learning outreach librarian and assistant professor in Axe Library, said that in addition to highlighting books that have been banned, the discussion will include the difficulties some authors experience in getting their works published because of their ethnicity, gender or minority status.

For more information, contact Leon at, 620-235-4892, or Sandra Cox, assistant professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages,, 620-235-4689.



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