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. This morning, we present the highly acclaimed and banned/challenged author Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky’s book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has appeared on the top ten most frequently challenged books list numerous times over the past several years for drug use, being anti-family, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexual explicitness, suicide, and being unsuited to age group.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, and is currently playing in movie theaters nationwide.
Chbosky celebrates the freedom to read this week by participating in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out:
Watch this video and more on the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.