New Orleans NOW Message Board › Something new....A Banned Books Book Club!
New Orleans, LA
Uptown Free Readers is a reading club emphasizing substantive literature that has been banned, challenged, or censored.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Maple Street Bookshop, located at 7529 Maple Street, between Hillary and Cherokee streets, in Uptown New Orleans.
Maple Street Bookshop offers a 10% discount on Book Club readings. Contact the store for more information at 504-866-4916.
Why read banned books? The American Library Association documents hundreds of challenges to books in schools and libraries each year, including attempts to remove, re-shelve, restrict access to, or place warning labels on, books of all kinds.
We read to stay informed about the kinds of materials being challenged, so we are better prepared to raise others' awareness of the problem. It also turns out that many challenged books are a great read.
Wednesday, May 19
Wednesday, June 16