Northern Arizona University and the Flagstaff Public Library are partnering to showcase issues related to banning and challenging books as part of the national celebration of Banned Books Week, Sept. 25 through Oct. 2.

Jean Boreen, associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters, will present a talk, “Do Banned Books Protect Us?” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Avenue.

Displays also will be featured at both the Flagstaff Public Library and in the Sun Scenes Gallery in the University Union.

This year’s NAUreads and Flagstaff Reads book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is on the banned books list for its use of profanity and sexual content.