Today’s Banned Books Week kick-off in Chicago drew some 200 people to the city’s historic Bughouse Square, across the street from the legendary Newberry Library. Critically acclaimed and much-censored author Chris Crutcher emceed this year’s “Read-Out!” The annual celebration is sponsored by the American Library Association to bring attention to books that have been banned or challenged in the United States. Guest authors read from the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2009 and from their own work and shared experiences they’ve had as targets of censors. See more photos online from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Chicago Banned Books Week Read-Out 2010
September 25, 2010