President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Saul Loeb, Pool via AP)
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Photo: Sydney Villegas, a young Black woman with burgundy box braids flips through the "Julian is a Mermaid" book from the collection of banned books on display at the stage in front of her. Bean bags, chairs, and rugs are seen behind her facing the stage for storytime. Other students can be seen flipping through other books, sitting in the chairs, and wandering around.

Widen Your Horizons—Read a Banned Book

Sydney Villegas (CAS’24) was among the book lovers attending BU Diversity & Inclusion’s Banned Books Story Time, held February 2 at the Howard Thurman Center in observance of World Read-Aloud Day. During the reading marathon, those attending took turns reading aloud banned picture books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters. The book Villegas is leafing through is Julian Is a Mermaid, about a boy who wants to become a mermaid.

Photo by Cydney Scott

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