Books That Shaped America: Fahrenheit 451 (Updated 11/19/13)
Join us for Books that Shaped America, a special series of conversations for the local community and American University students, faculty and staff. The Series features selections from "Books That Shaped America," a list compiled by the Library of Congress. Informal discussions about the extraordinary influence of these books on American society will be led by faculty and staff members from AU. This Series is intended to foster open, constructive conversations about important and enduring themes in civil society.
University Librarian Nancy Davenport leads a discussion of Ray Bradbury's classic science fiction work "Fahrenheit 451". This conversation will cover why this book is so often (still!) proposed for banning from school libraries and will talk about why poetry, literature, and books in general are essential today.
The event is open to the AU and local community. Attendees do not need to have read the book. Admission is free and no reservation is required.