@ Busboys and Poets 14th & V: Banned Books Panel

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Banned Books Week runs from September 25 to October 1, and focuses this year on diversity. The week is a celebration of reading as well as an important reminder that we can’t take free and open access to ideas for granted. According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged in this country since 1982, and the effort to restrict the written word continues. Among the top ten most contested titles last year were Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Susan Kuklin’s Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, and the Bible. Join Deb Heard, executive director of the Hurston/Wright Foundation and a former editor of the Washington Post Style page, and Dana Williams, professor of African American literature and chair of the English department at Howard University, for a discussion about diversity, censorship, and how to support the authors who need it the most.


Dana Williams’
Banned Book Recommendations

Deb Heard’s
Banned Book Recommendations

Busboys and Poets 14th & V
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Non Fiction
Busboys & Poets 14th & V
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375702709
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1997

The Coming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250098627
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2015

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youths Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684848280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Free Press - October 7th, 1998

Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806567
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

The Color Purple (Musical Tie-In) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544805026
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - November 10th, 2015

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