Banned Books Week: Which book would you give your younger self?

Banned Books Week continues with this question provided by the


Banned Books Week: Infographic-Understanding Book Challenges

Here’s an infographic from the American Library Association titled Understanding Book Challenges. It explains who challenges books, the main reasons given for the challenges, and where the challenges are placed.


Here’s another infographic depicting the top ten most challenged books of 2015.


Participate in the 2016 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!


This week there are many events happening and one such event is the fifth annual Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!  Here’s more information from ALA”s website:

For the third year in a row, the sponsors of Banned Books Week are encouraging readers from across the country and around the world to participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out and will feature an Internet read out of banned and challenged books. These videos will be featured on the special Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

While readers of all types are welcomed, ALA strongly encourages libraries to participate. To learn more information about you and your library can participate, visit ALA’s virtual readout page.  So far, the YouTube channel features many videos from librarians and library goers. View them below:

Banned Books Week: Who in your life has most influenced your love of books?

On this first day of celebrating the freedom to read and diversity in books, here’s a question provided by

This question is provided by the American Library Association.

Please post your answers in the comment section below. I’ll also featured this question on my Instagram and Facebook pages.


Banned Books Week: Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2015

On this second day of Banned Books Week and we start off with this inforgraphic from the American Library Association. It details the top most challenged books of 2015 and the reasons for the challenges. Check it out below:


Learn More and Be Inspired with this Free ALA Banned Books Webinar: Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week


Today is the first day of Banned Books Week and why not begin with this free webinar titled Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week. Provided by the American Library Association, this webinar provides tips and information about Banned Books Week. The webinar originally took place last month, but the recording and slides are available for free download.

Here’s the description:

Tired of the same old displays and yellow caution tape? Want to engage your community with thoughtful programming and information about the freedom to read? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom during this FREE WEBINAR to discover 50 ideas, tips, and resources to have a successful Banned Books Week.