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UW-Rock County students observe Banned Books Week

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Stan Stricker
September 26, 2011

The list of books some groups want to ban may be surprising. Among them, according to UW-Rock County Associate Professor of English Dr. John Pruitt, are Huckleberry Finn, Harry Potter, and a true story about two male zoo penguins raising a chic together.


Pruitt says some people fear progressive thought, over worries it'll change traditional points of view. This is why he's eager to lead a discussion on campus about the importance of acknowledging different perspectives.


A free public reading in recognition of Banned Books Week will be held Thrusday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the lower lobby of Allen Hall.



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