Banned Books Readout
Banned Books Week Celebration
Celebrate your intellectual freedom with the American Civil Liberties Union and Kalamazoo Public Library! Local literary celebrities will read from frequently challenged books.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to decide for yourself what you read, listen to, or view. Banned Books Week, observed since 1982, reminds Americans not to take this precious right for granted.
Ann Rohrbaugh, Director, Kalamazoo Public Library
Eric Pott, ACLU-SW MI
Selections from frequently challenged books.
Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
Read by Calvin Willson, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
Read by Keith Thompson, WWMTChief Meteorologist
50 Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Read by Gwyneth Fenn, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre and All Ears Theater
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Read by Kevin King, Kalamazoo Public Library
The Gulag Archipelago, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Read by Dr. James Butterfield, WMU Political Science Department
Mark Hurwitz, PhD,
WMU Political Science, Professor