Banned Books Week

Check Out AAP's Banned Books Week Author Video!

As part of AAP's What Are You Reading? campaign at BookExpo America 2012, we created this video of various authors—Deborah Harkness, James Patterson, Molly Ringwald, Catherynne Valenti, John Green, Jenny Han, and many more—speaking out against censorship and book banning. Individual author videos will be available on the website soon. Please show this video to your students and pass it around, and maybe even Get Caught Reading a banned book this month!

For another great video on censorship and banned books, check out this two-minute video produced by Bookmans, an Arizona bookstore helping to launch a national read-out from banned and challenged books that is being held on YouTube in conjunction with AAP and Banned Books Week, the national celebration of the freedom to read (Sept. 30-Oct. 6). "It is a wonderfully creative and inspiring video," ABFFE President Chris Finan. "We hope all supporters of Banned Books Week will use social media to share it with their friends and the rest of the world, giving a big boost to this year's read-out." More than 800 people posted videos on YouTube during Banned Books Week last year. More information about the read-out is available here.