It’s National Banned Book, that time of year when freedom of speech and the written word are celebrated. As a teacher I have dealt with my own battles to keep certain books on the classroom shelves and I may post more on that later.
Right now I am having fun watching many of the videos posted by famous authors and celebs over on youtube on a channel dedicated to reading aloud portions of their favorited banned books.
Here’s a video of Whoopi Goldberg reading a poem by Shel Silverstein, but you can also check out videos by popular authors like Judy Blume. Sara Zarr. and many others.