Are you a Rebel? Banned Books Week Events

Banned Books

Have you read The Hunger Games? PersepolisBridge to Terabithia Captain UnderpantsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower? You rebel!
Certain authorities think these books should be censored (or even banned!) due to objectionable and controversial content. Learn more about how students, readers, graphic artists and writers and libraries around the country navigate these challenges at the following events:

Banned Books Pop-up Shop and Information Table: Tuesday 9/23 11am-1pm, Loop DePaul Center 11th floor

Learn more about Banned Books Week, enjoy a snack and take home a banned book! Their titles may surprise you! Enter our raffle for subversive prizes!

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Read Out, Library Pop-up Shop and Information Table: Wednesday 9/24 11am-1pm, LPC Student Center 2nd floor

Read aloud or listen to passages from banned books!  Learn more about Banned Books Week, check one out, have a snack, make a button and enter our raffle for subversive prizes!

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Banned Chicago! Panel Discussion: Wednesday 9/24 5-7pm, John T. Richardson Library 1st floor Learning Commons

This year, Banned Books Week celebrates graphic novels and comics frequent targets of censorship due to their visual nature. Hear from authors, artists, readers, librarians and activists at our panel discussion. Featuring:

  • Student members of 451 Degrees, Lane Tech College Prep High Schools banned book club and Chicago Public Schools recent challenges to Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • James Klise, librarian & author of Love Drugged and The Art of Secrets
  • Aaron Renier, comic artist and lecturer in CDM

(Reception to follow event in JTR 115)

Events sponsored and hosted by the DePaul University Library, The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), andFreedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

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