On the third day of Banned Books Week, we would like to feature a video from Khaled Hosseini reading a passage from his frequently challenged novel, The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner, was the 6th most frequently challenged novel in 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit; and the ninth most frequently challenged book of 2008 for offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.
Also check out the video of Hosseini discussing banned books, which was filmed at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 2013.
We hope you will submit videos of your own for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out and support the Banned Books Week initiative by texting ALABBW to 41518 to give $10. Click here for more information on text-to-give.