For First Amendment Day, students and faculty read books that others have banned

On First Amendment Day, students read out loud from books that have banned in some parts of the U.S. (Siya Zhang / Carolina Connection)

Every year, UNC Libraries devotes the last week of September to celebrate “the freedom to read” with discussions on censorship, banned book readings, and other events.

This year, the event had added significance because school and public libraries are under pressure to remove controversial books from their shelves.

Reporter Siya Zhang has the story.

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