Throughout Banned Books Week, we will continue to feature videos from both the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out and the 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week. Today we present Chicago writer, Sara Paretsky, best known for her V.I. Warshawski detective novels, who honors the life of Anne Frank by reading a poem written by Chilean poet, Marjorie Agosin in her video for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out! Anne Frank: Diary of Anne Frank, has been banned or challenged due to being pornographic and a “real downer,” according to Banned Books, Challenging Our Freedom to Read, by Robert P. Doyle. (For more information, check out the frequently challenged books section of the ALA website).
Watch this video and more on the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.