Monday, September 29, 2008

Cover Your Ears, This Book Is Banned!

Join the Little Book House's Kathleen Carey, along with other local bibliophiles, when they take part in the Banned Books Read Out on Friday, October 3rd at Tess' Lark Tavern, from 6:oo-7:30. Participants will celebrate the right to free speech by reading passages of classic books--with titles for both children and adults--to an eager audience that will hopefully include you! The event is being held to close out the annual Banned Book Week, which runs from September 28th to October 4th. Kathleen will be reading from Maurice Sendak's shocking classic In The Night Kitchen, which, according to the ALA's Banned Book Resource Guide, has been challenged at a Minnesota school in 1992 because reading the book "could lay the foundation for future use of pornography," and at a Texas public library in 1994 because "the little boy pictured did not have any clothes on and it pictured his private area."