Banned Books Week is finally here, and we’re excited to help kick it off by sharing with you 215 short and inspiring readings of banned or challenged books, shot on location at this summer’s ALA annual conference. Watch librarians and library supporters read from works such as And Tango Makes Three, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. and Where the Sidewalks Ends in the promo video below. And don’t miss the other virtual readouts available on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel here.
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. Watch these literary advocates celebrate the freedom to read by reading aloud from their favorite banned or challenged books. For more information on how you can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out, please click here. Don’t forget to join us for a free webinar during Banned Books Week: How to protect the freedom to read in your library, on Tuesday, September 29, at noon (EST). For more information, please click here.