PSU explores censorship during ‘banned books week’

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University explores the topic of censorship during “Banned Books Week.”

PSU on Tuesday hosted a conference for area high school students. They covered the topic of books that have been banned or challenged in high schools around the nation.

The guest speaker, author Chris Crutcher, knows what it’s like. Officials in some locations have banned his books for young people.

Crutcher says that while some people might find certain books offensive, kids should read them with their parents as an opening to discuss difficult or embarrassing subjects.

PSU’s banned books exhibit at the Bicknell Center Art gallery is free and open to the public.