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

September 29, 2015

Heather Has Two Mommies author, Leslea Newman, for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!

Happy Banned Books Week! Today’s Virtual Read-Out video features Leslea Newman, author of the frequently challenged children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies. This book had been challenged for being anti-family and homosexuality. “It doesn’t matter how many mommies or how many daddies your family has . . . Each family is special. The most important […]

September 28, 2015

Ellen Hopkins for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!

It’s day two of Banned Books Week! We hope you’ve been able to pick up your favorite banned book from your local public library or bookstore and enjoy reading it. If you are still looking for ideas, check out our frequently challenged books page for more information. This year’s theme focuses on young adult literature […]

September 25, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week 2015, September 27-October 3, will soon be upon us! What will you be doing to celebrate the freedom to read? Below are several ways you can participate in this year’s festivities and they are all FREE. Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out! For the fifth year in a row, ALA and the sponsors […]

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 […]