As many of you already know, Banned Books Week kicks off today.
A few things that are going on across the blogosphere:
- The ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom will be posting videos of authors reading from/talking about banned and challenged books. Today they've got Chris Crutcher:
And Jay Asher:
- Arabic Literature (in English) takes a look at censorship in the Middle East.
- There are over 250 bloggers taking part in a Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop. (I only vaguely understand the Hop thing, but there are a whole lot of bloggers involved, so obviously, it belongs on this list!)
- The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is auctioning off 70 pieces "by leading artists and illustrators". The proceeds will support their continuing efforts to "defend the First Amendment rights of young readers".
- StorySnoops will be running interviews with banned and/or challenged authors.
- The ACLU has a roundup of events being held across the country.
- The PageTurn is featuring booktalks of frequently challenged/banned books by a variety of people.
Know of other goings on? Let me know in the comments, and I'll add 'em to the list!