Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi's award-winning graphic novel that was removed from Chicago Public School classes earlier this year - is the theme for "The Emotive Powers of Literature: Celebrating Banned Books Through Dance," an event presented by Judith's Reading Room at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, MA PA The event, created in collaboration with Muhlenberg's Six Meters improvisational dance ensemble, will focus on Persepolis and 40 other books that have been banned and challenged.
There will be two performances on Thursday, at 12:30 and 7:00 p.m. The performances are open to the public.
This is the second Krug Fund grant for Judith's Reading Room, which garnered national press for its Banned Books Flash Mob in conjunction with Lafayette College last year.
Named in honor of Judith Krug, Judith's Reading Room promotes "Freedom through Literature" by providing fully stocked, custom-designed permanent libraries and mobile
book carts to organizations that serve people who have limited or no
mobility and communities that have limited or no access to books.
Recipients of libraries include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, children’s homes, adult community centers, and international schools with limited resources.