Check out this cool project the folks at NCSU Libraries undertook for Banned Book Week, which is the last week in September. The library asked members from the campus community to read excerpts from books they read that have been banned at various points in time by various organizations or schools. Chancellor Randy Woodson reads from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and our own Alumni Association Executive Director Benny Suggs ’69 reads from Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Click here to listen to the excerpts recorded as part of NCSU Libraries’ “Banned Book Soundwave.” Click on “Learn More” beside each book jacket to read the history behind the attempts to ban each of the books listed.
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