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VC/UHV Library hosts reading during Banned Books Week

Kristen Kelly, right, an interlibrary loan associate at the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library, grimaces Thursday as she reads a passage from “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Kelly dressed as a handmaid from the story. Eden Gonzalez, a technical services assistant for the library, acts as a member of the state police from the tale. The VC/UHV Library hosted a Banned Books Week Read Out to raise awareness and show the variety of books challenged or banned in the U.S. During the event, attendees heard excerpts from many books, including “Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck and “In the Night Kitchen” by Maurice Sendak.