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Teen Banned Books Talk



Are you curious about banned books and their impact on literature and society? We've got a thrilling event coming up at The New Castle Public Library that you won't want to miss! Introducing the Teen Banned Book Talk featuring the insightful Meagan Mariotti. Prepare to delve into the history of book banning and its profound influence on our reading culture.

Event Overview:

  • Title: Teen Banned Book Talk

  • Speaker: Meagan Mariotti

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2023

  • Time: 3:00 PM

  • Location: New Castle Public Library, Copernicus Room

Uncover the Untold Narratives: Banned books have a rich history that often remains shrouded in secrecy. Meagan Mariotti, a passionate advocate for intellectual freedom and literature, will guide you through a captivating journey that unveils the stories behind banned books. With her extensive knowledge and engaging speaking style, Meagan will shed light on:

1. The Origins of Book Banning: Discover the historical context of book banning and the reasons behind it. From classic works to contemporary gems, many beloved books have faced censorship throughout the ages. Meagan will explore the motives that led to their banning and the societal implications of such actions.

2. Voices Against Censorship: Learn about the courageous authors, readers, and organizations that have stood up against censorship. Meagan will share anecdotes of individuals who fought for the right to express diverse viewpoints and the importance of protecting the freedom to read.

3. Impact on Literature and Society: Dive deep into the profound impact of book banning on literature and society. Explore how censorship has shaped narratives, influenced cultural perceptions, and sparked conversations on sensitive topics. Meagan will discuss the ripple effects of book banning that continue to resonate today.

Why Attend?

  • Knowledge Enrichment: Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding book banning and censorship.

  • Intellectual Stimulation: Engage in thought-provoking discussions that challenge your perspectives on literature and freedom of expression.

  • Connect with Like-Minded Peers: Meet fellow teens who share your passion for books and open dialogue.

  • Expand Your Reading Horizons: Discover banned books that have pushed boundaries and left lasting literary legacies.

How to Join: Participating in the Teen Banned Book Talk is simple! Just mark your calendar and head to the Library by 3:00 PM. The event is free for all teens and book enthusiasts. Bring along your friends, questions, and an eagerness to explore the fascinating world of banned books.

Don't miss out on this enlightening opportunity to engage with Meagan as she delves into the history and impact of banned books. Be a part of the conversation that celebrates the freedom to read and encourages critical thinking. We can't wait to see you there!


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