Banned Books Week Day 6: On the News

Banned Books Week

Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, writes about being a frequently challenged author on I Love Libraries. Also on I Love Libraries is an article by Kristin Pekoll, Young Adult Librarian from West Bend, WI, who talks about her experience with censorship: “The Power of a Voice.”

Missouri State University students celebrate Banned Books Week by protesting book bans.

Comics Alliance reports on a free speech success story: “‘Lost Girls’ Cleared by British Customs Despite Law Banning Sexual Imagery.”

Poet, E. Kristin Anderson, interviews author Brent Hartinger on censorship: “Freedom to Read Celebration: An Interview with Brent Hartinger.”

Kit O’Toole from Blogcritics writes, “You Gotta Fight . . . For Your Right . . . To Read.”

Storysnoops continues to celebrate Banned Books Week with an interview with Carol Rasco, leader of Reading is Fundamental.

Virginia Beach Public Library highlights the second most frequently challenged book of 2009, And Tango Makes Three, on its blog.

Other items of note:

Tomorrow is the the Banned Books Week Machinima contest in Second Life! Find out which video made the cut.

Check out the Banned Books Week group in Flickr for wonderful displays on banned books. Join the group and upload photos, or send your pictures to