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Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 18 - Banned Books Week

Tonight on Bibliocracy, 8 PM on KPFK:  BARBARA M. JONES, on BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2013: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.  Sponsored by the American Library Association, this annual event is a favorite of mine, and anybody with an attitude about freedom.  Read my own enthusiastic endorsement at the OC Weekly’s “OC Bookly”

and go to the ALA’s terrific Office for Intellectual Freedom for more information, an event organizing toolkit, other resources, lists of frequently challenged books.  Jones is the Office’s director, and she joins me tonight to talk about the motivation, the mission and this year’s reasons for celebrations or commemorations.  She and her staff --- and hundreds of thousands of American teachers, parents, kids and cultural workers --- will celebrate or commemorate or agitate (or all three!) starting next week, Sunday, September 22 through 28.  You can too.  Sponsor an event, or just show up someplace and read a naughty book out loud.  There’s an international dimension as well, my favorite US export to the rest of the world.  So, yes, the whole world is listening, and reading.  Thanks to you for listening, live on the radio or online, and whenever you like as a download from the station’s audio archives.  

1 comment:

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