50 State Salute to Banned Books Week: Delaware, Maine, Michigan, and Nebraska

Banned Books Week, Censorship

We hope you are having fun reading your favorite banned/challenged book as well as having fun producing videos for the Banned Books Virtual Read-out! All the videos submitted via this form will be featured on the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out channel on YouTube.

We also hope you will consider joining us by participating in the 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week. We are still waiting for participation from some states. Check out the map to find out if your state has submitted a video. If no video is listed, please consider making one or encourage your friends to make one.

Today’s featured videos for the 50 State Salute come from Delaware, Maine, Michigan, and Nebraska:

Hannah Lee reads a passage from Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic for Delaware Library Association’s video. Check out the video to find out why it was a target of censors in Delaware:

Maine’s submission for the ALA 50 State Salute comes to us from Walker Memorial Library staff members, board members and the Westbrook, ME community:

Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan submitted this video for the 50 State Salute, which features poet and publisher Mariela Griffor on censorship (note: they’re hosting an event featuring Griffor tonight):

Nebraska Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week with a reading of Shel Silverstein’s “Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” from A Light in the Attic.

We hope you enjoy these videos and more from the 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week.

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