Readers share passages from favorite books during Banned Books Week Read-Out

Ann Kapp, Victoria College history assistant professor, read an excerpt from "Like Water for Chocolate" by Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel as part of the VC/UHV Library's Banned Books Week Read-Out.

Amanda Breu, VC/UHV Library's instruction and outreach librarian, said many new and classic books are banned or challenged because of language, sexual content or objectionable material.

Joining Kapp in sharing book excerpts at Thursday's Read-Out were Olivia Davis, reading "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"; Allison Armstrong, reading "Captain Underpants"; UHV President Phil Castille, reading "God's Little Acre"; Sam Bell, reading "And Tango Makes Three"; Blake Jacobusse, reading "Fifty Shades of Grey"; Victoria Brieske, reading "Charlotte's Web"; Dayna Williams-Capone, reading "Go Ask Alice"; and Lisa Devries, reading "The Glass Castle."

Jeff Sartain, director of the English program and assistant professor of English at UHV, was the keynote speaker.