Banned Books Week 2013

The team at Disinformation has long supported Banned Books Week. The 2013 week is nearly upon us (September 22-28) and once again you can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out:

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. For the third year in a row, readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by creating videos proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel.

The criteria has been updated since 2012. Submit your video by filling out this form.


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3 Comments on "Banned Books Week 2013"

  1. Charlie Primero | Sep 21, 2013 at 10:16 am |

    What do Jon Stewart, William Shakespeare, Juan Williams, Jenna Bush, 50 Cent, John Grisham, Noam Chomsky, Stephen King, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac, Gore Vidal, George Orwell, Gustave Flaubert, George Carlin, and Sister Helen Prejean have in common?

    They have each written at least one book banned in Texas prisons.

    • rhetorics_killer | Sep 22, 2013 at 9:27 am |

      Shakespeare’s ban sets quite a record: long last the power of scripture!

  2. BuzzCoastin | Sep 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    the superstitions surrounding books are interesting
    while at the same time
    so few read and so few are read
    it seems like much ado about nothing
    as you like it too

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