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Banned Books Week: Celebrity READ-OUT Videos

Celebrate the freedom to read! Learn more about Banned Books Week, book bans or challenges, and censorship.

Bill Moyer Calls Out Book Censorship

Bill Moyers, legendary journalist and honorary co-chair of Banned Books Week, created a video essay "The Bane of Banned Books," for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out. Check out his video below.

Judy Blume for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out

Frequently censored author, Judy Blume, discusses the effect that book censorship has on children.

Markus Zusak for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

Markus Zusak, author of THE BOOK THIEF  explains what he loves about his favorite banned novel, THE OUTSIDERS, by S.E. Hinton,

Laini Taylor for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

Laini Taylor, author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE and National Book Award Finalist, reading from Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451.

Ellen Hopkins for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out

Stan Lee, the legendary comics creator, discusses censorship and literacy for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out.

Leslea Newman for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out

 

 

 

A.S. King for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out

Author and Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, A.S. King, reads from one her favorite banned/challenged books, Joseph Heller's CATCH-22.

Ellen Hopkins for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!

During the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, SAGE and the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom co-sponsored a Virtual Read-Out booth. Enjoy these videos featuring readings from librarians and library goers from across the country and the world!
 

Andrea Davis Pinkney for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

Andrea Davis Pinkney, a Coretta Scott King award winner and author of BIRD IN A BOX, talks about the importance of free expression and the freedom to read.

Lauren Myracle for the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-out

Frequently challenged author, Lauren Myracle, reads from her book, SHINE.