Banned Books Week Day 3: News and Videos

Banned Books Week

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!

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