Trevecca Nazarene University

Fall Reading Week

Begining Monday, Sept. 26, Trevecca’s Waggoner Library celebrates this year's Fall Reading Week by recognizing Freedom of Speech with a display featuring mp3s of Trevecca administrators, faculty, and students reading excerpts of famous banned and challenged books. 

The display, highlighting the idea “Freedom to Read,” will be held in the Reference area of the library. Each of the books in the display has been challenged or banned from libraries multiple times.

Excerpts on display are as follows

President Dan Boone reads A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle © 1963  

Department of Communication Studies Coordinator/ WNAZ Station Manager David Deese reads Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain © 1884

Adjunct Professor Diana Hardin reads Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger © 1951

Student Jacquelyn Spruill reads The Giver by Lois Lowry © 1994

Center for Instructional Technology Director/ Associate Professor of Education Dr. Ruth Reynard reads Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling © 1997

Communication Professor Dr. Lena Welch reads I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou © 1969

Religion Professor Dr. Henry Spaulding reads A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein © 1981

Stephen Speer reads To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee © 1960


The display will be up for the next two weeks. The library staff encourages visitors to stop by, walk through the display, and listen to the provided readings.