Tuesday, September 27, 2011

fREADom For All: Celebrating Banned Books Week Online

It's Banned Books Week--a favorite event for librarians, authors, and book lovers everywhere!  Since 1982, libraries and bookstores around the country have participated in the only national celebration of our freedom to read.  Banned Books Week is being celebrated this year from September 24 through October 1.  It's a great time to talk about censorship with your students, discuss why some books are challenged or banned, and celebrate by reading anything you want to read!

If you're in the market for a juicy read that just happens to have made it on the most frequently challenged list, you might want to take a look at culture blog, Flavorwire, where HVLA Secretary, Sarah Murphy, delves into 10 Banned Books That Talk About Sex.  (Banned books are so hot right now!)

Another way you can participate is by uploading a video to the BBW Virtual Read-Out channel on YouTube.  You can find all the criteria and instructions you need on the official BBW website.  After all, if it's good enough for Judy Blume...

Librarians are a resourceful bunch.  Have any great blogs, videos, or sites that we should know about?  Share it in the comments!

This post was brought to you by HVLA president Angela Ungaro.

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