mixed-up monday: right to read

on 10-01-2012

Don’t let the day of the week fool you. It may be Monday, but we’re about to  join a party-in-progress you won’t want to miss. It’s time to celebrate our freedom to read during Banned Books Week.

Since 1982, libraries and bookstores around the country have used Banned Books Week to shine a spotlight on the problem of censorship. According to the American Library Association, 326 challenged books were reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom last year, with both new titles and classics in the Top 10. Videos about the importance of our freedom to read will be featured  on this dedicated YouTube channel. {Click on the megaphone image for more Virtual Read-Out details.} And be sure to watch this inspirational video by Bookmans, an Arizona bookseller:



The  second chapter of my page turner playlist series  — “right to read” — was inspired by banned or challenged books. To tune in, click on the FREADOM image below. {You can listen to the first chapter in the series here — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals,  The Decemberists, Ryan Adams, The Rolling Stones & more.}


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