This week, GL editors and interns are pulling their favorite
books off the shelves, busting ‘em open and celebrating their right to read.
Thousands of books have been banned, burned and censored in the past, and every
year, new books are added to the list. This week, however, the publishing world
is coming together to honor the literary treasures that have been and continue
to be challenged.
Banned Books Week has celebrated the freedom to read for the
last 30 years. This year, it runs through Oct. 6. And we’ve got just the way to
join in the fun: participate in the virtual read-out on YouTube!
Hundreds of people across the globe are recording themselves
reading their favorite banned books, from Dr. Seuss to To Kill a Mockingbird. Fire up your Web cam, open your pick to a
memorable part and start telling a story that everyone should be able to read.
Want to take part? It’s easy! Upload your vid to YouTube,
then use this form to submit it to the official Banned Books Week official
inspiration? Here are our top-10 banned book picks:
10. Alice series
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
9. Gossip Girl
series by Cecily von Ziegesar
series by R.L. Stine
7. A Light in the
Attic by Shel Silverstein
6. Are You There, God?
It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
5. ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r
series by Lauren Myracle
4. The Perks of Being
a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3. His Dark Materials
series by Philip Pullman
2. The Hunger Games
series by Suzanne Collins
1. Harry Potter
series by J.K. Rowling
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/1/2012 6:02:00 PM
POSTED IN do gooder