Man protesting censorship camps out in window of Vonnegut library during Banned Book Week
Corey Michael Dalton raises censorship awarenes
Last Updated: 235 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A man staunchly protesting literary censorship is camping out in the window of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in downtown Indianapolis.
Corey Michael Dalton has vowed to spend the entire week in the small, cramped window of the library, leaving only to use the restroom and to shower. He said he wants to bring attention to the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, books that are censored or restricted by public schools and libraries.
Notable banned books include "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Grapes of Wrath", and "Slaughterhouse Five."
Dalton writes for the children's magazine Jack and Jill and said he believes students should not have restricted choices when it comes to reading. "I've seen this stuff in my own life. I remember a particular minister that was concerned when I was reading "Lord of the Rings" when I was in 6th or 7th grade. I had to take the books to my minister so that he could make sure I wasn't going to be involved in witchcraft," he said.
Authors who are supporting Dalton's efforts have volunteered to read him a bedtime story from a banned book every night this week at 6 p.m.
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