AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON
Photo credit Rick Pollock

May 2014

Our celebration of the First Amendment returned after a six-year hiatus. Hosted by Kerry, Bill & (not) Gina from X96's Radio From Hell Show and featured these fine folks reading from banned children's books:

- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker: THE GIVING TREE
- Utah State Representative Joel Briscoe: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
- Utah State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck: CHARLOTTE'S WEB
- Plan-B Co-Founder Cheryl Ann Cluff: BRIDGE TO TERABITIA (replacing Utah State Representative Jennifer Seelig)
- Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
- Actor Anne Cullimore Decker: GREEN EGGS & HAM
- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill: ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
- Utah State Representative Carol Spackman Moss: HARRIET THE SPY
- Salt Lake City Councilman Stan Penfold: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

Also featured Bill Allred reading from ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Kerry Jackson reading from BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? and them both reading from WINNIE THE POOH.

A surprise performance of "That's Not My Name" from Matthew Ivan Bennett's DIFFERENT=AMAZING by Tyson Baker and Latoya Rhodes rounded out the evening.

Script compiled by Michael Scott Johnson and Jerry Rapier.
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