Events

Banned Books, Banned Lives:

A Celebration of All Voices

START:
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 7:00pm
LOCATION:
2421 Bissonnet Street
HoustonTX 77005

Join us for a casually subversive celebration of words and ideas! When books are banned, so are the lives represented in their pages. This year for Banned Books Week, we’ll focus on marginalized lives and cultures, particularly in works of Young Adult Fiction. Come celebrate with us and hear Texas authors and librarians read excerpts from their favorite challenged or banned children’s and YA books! Take a mugshot with your favorite banned or challenged book, come dressed as your favorite controversial character, and of course enjoy our Banned Books-themed snacks.

Readers include authors Caroline Leech (WAIT FOR ME), Anna Meriano (LOVE SUGAR MAGIC), Varsha Bajaj (THIS IS OUR BABY, BORN TODAY), as well as Houston area librarians Megan Robertson (Tallis Branch Library, New Caney, TX), Cory Eckert (The Post Oak School), and Melissa Buron (Red Elementary, HISD).