The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week is September 24 through October 1, and they’ve got a neat way for anyone, anywhere to participate this year—what they’re calling a virtual read-out. All you have to do is film yourself reading from your favorite banned book and post it on this YouTube channel.
The booksellers at Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA—always on top of good ideas—have set up a table of banned and challenged books and are asking customers to read from their faves for one-to-three minutes. The staff will record the readings and will post them on YouTube.
Here’s a list of banned literary classics and another with frequently challenged books throughout the years. What will you read? Sherman Alexie, anybody? His The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been banned from several school libraries, including one in Richland, WA this year.