Summary: Freedom to read enthusiasts and MCPL librarians Alessandro Russo and Danielle Deaver talk about Banned Books Week (September 23-29, 2018), the annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read and warns of ongoing efforts to challenge and ban books.
Recording Date: September 12, 2018
Danielle Deaver, Children's Librarian at Germantown Library.
Alessandro Russo, Senior Librarian at Olney Library.
Hosts: Julie Dina and David Payne
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Danielle Deaver: Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano
Alessandro Russo: Jim Henson: the Biography by Brian Jay Jones
Books and Authors Mentioned During this Episode:
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Judy Blume, an American author best known for her children's books, whose books have been frequently challenged or banned.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Other Items of Interest Mentioned During this Episode:
"Banned Books Are Often Diverse Books. Check the Stats." by Emily Knox
MCPL Collection Policy: The Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Collections Policy presents the strategies to develop, expand, diversify, and build 21st century library collections to meet the library needs and expectations of the Montgomery County residents/communities.
Overdrive: An online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazine available for free to MCPL library card holders.
Special Family Storytime: Banned Books: A family storytime held on September 25, at Gaithersburg Library that featured children's books which have been banned or challenged.