Banned Books Week Day 3: News and Videos
Banned Books Week is in full swing! Check out some of the coverage on other blogs/websites:
I Love Libraries will have articles all week on Banned Books Week. They open the week with an article by OIF Director Barbara Jones, “Banned Books Week: It’s Local, It’s Global!”
Huffington Post today has a slideshow: 15 iconic movies based on banned books (also check out ALA president Roberta Stevens’ HuffPo piece from Saturday)
StorySnoops brings us a fabulous interview with Judy Blume including some insightful comments on book ratings systems (they’ll be posting Banned Books Week interview on their blog all week)
Booklist’s Book Group Buzz blog: If you ban it, they will read and talk about it
American Libraries has coverage of Saturday’s Read-Out!, including photos and a video of Chris Crutcher describing his first encounter with censorship, plus a video featuring Roberta Stevens’ introduction (see below):
@ Your Library has a list of “Top ten far-fetched reasons to challenge a book”, plus another video from Saturday’s Read-Out!
If you know of more articles, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!