Entries Tagged as ‘Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!’

May 21, 2015

Send us a photo of yourself with your favorite banned book and win a registration to ALA

(Cross posted from SAGE Publications) Are you a librarian who believes in wide access to literature? Are you willing to add your face to those who believe in the freedom to read? Would you also appreciate a free registration to an ALA conference? Then show us your enthusiasm and you could win!   From now […]

April 22, 2015

Banned Books Week celebrates Young Adult books in 2015

  Young Adult books will be the focus of Banned Books Week in 2015, the event’s national planning committee announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 27 through October 3, 2015, and will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the […]

September 24, 2014

Midweek Round Up: Banned Books Week Across the Country

Cross-posted to bannedbooksweek.org We are already halfway through Banned Books Week, and the response has been overwhelming! There have been so many events, articles, and conversations that it’s hard to keep up. Once again the creativity of those marking this occasion continues to impress. Here are just a few standouts: Dav Pilkey, Creator of CAPTAIN […]

September 23, 2014

Celebrating Banned Books Week and Ana Castillo for the Virtual Read-Out!

Happy third day of Banned Books Week! We hope you are enjoying the week by reading your favorite banned/challenged book! If you would like ideas on what to read, please check out our frequently challenged books section for some ideas.  Other ways to get involved: Find an event in your community at: http://bannedbooksweek.org/events Follow us on Twitter at @BannedBooksWeek and Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek for the latest […]

September 22, 2014

Celebrating Banned Books Week with Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants

Happy Banned Books Week! We hope you are celebrating your freedom to read by reading your favorite banned book. It’s day two of Banned Books Week. Many libraries, bookstores, schools, and communities across the country and around the world are celebrating this week by hosting read outs and various other wonderful events. To find one […]

September 16, 2014

Affirm the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014

It may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear that since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of more than 18,000 attempts to remove […]

June 28, 2014

Sunday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14

Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Sunday, June 29 Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out (Day 2) When: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: right outside the Exhibit Hall Who: You! Why me?: On Saturday and Sunday, SAGE and OIF invite you to the […]

June 27, 2014

Saturday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14

Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Saturday, June 28 Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out When: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: right outside the Exhibit Hall Who: You! Why me?: On Saturday and Sunday, SAGE and OIF invite you to the Banned Books […]

May 27, 2014

Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out at ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV

What do To Kill a Mockingbird, The Call of the Wild, and The Grapes of Wrath, have in common? Though they are all critical literary representations of our history, each of these texts has been banned or challenged because of their compelling and provocative depictions of real life. Show your support of these and thousands […]

September 24, 2013

Khaled Hosseini for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!

On the third day of Banned Books Week, we would like to feature a video from Khaled Hosseini reading a passage from his frequently challenged novel, The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner, was the 6th most frequently challenged novel in 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit; and the ninth most frequently challenged […]