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Lambda Pi Eta Celebrates the Freedom to Read

09/29/10 -  

The first annual Banned Books Week Readout, hosted by Lambda Pi Eta, Everett Library, and the James L. Knight School of Communication was Wednesday, September 29th. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Queens students, faculty, and staff participated in this event by reading a passage from their favorite banned book.

Since 1982, Banned Books Week has been a nation-wide celebration of the freedom to read. In the time since 1982, over one thousand books have been challenged and many banned in schools, bookstores, and libraries across the United States. The books featured during the event this year were The Brave New World, The Bell Jar, The Giver, Beloved, 1984, And Tango Makes Three, To Kill A Mockingbird, His Dark Materials trilogy, Ulysses, The Grapes of Wrath, Harry Potter, and In The Night Kitchen. For more information about challenged and banned books, visit

Special thanks to everyone who participated by reading, listening, and making this event possible.

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