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Banned Books Week Videos Online!

By |2019-03-19T12:40:23-04:00October 1st, 2012|Videos|

Check out our 2012 Banned Books Virtual Readout videos recorded at the Brooklyn Book Festival, including a passage from the infamous Fifty Shades of Gray.

What's your favorite banned or challenged book?

Fans Speak Out Against “Fifty Shades of Grey” Library Ban

By |2016-01-15T11:55:04-04:00May 12th, 2012|Videos|

National Coalition Against Censorship talks to fans of "Fifty Shades of Grey" about libraries that have banned their beloved trilogy, and erotica in general. Shot outside an appearance by "Grey" author E.L. James at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in NYC. Support NCAC and read banned books! Created by Acacia O'Connor and Michael O'Neil

Lord of the Rings at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:04-04:00October 27th, 2011|Videos|

Steven reads Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:04-04:00October 27th, 2011|Videos|

Catherine reads Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

The Lorax at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:04-04:00October 27th, 2011|Videos|

Jessica reads The Lorax by Dr. Seuss at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

The Diary of a Young Girl at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:04-04:00October 27th, 2011|Videos|

Chavez reads the diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos [...]

The Sun also Rises at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 27th, 2011|Videos|

Anne reads The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2011|Videos|

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. [...]

A Light in the Attic at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2011|Videos|

Tamara reads A Light in the Attic by Shell Silverstein at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are [...]

Hunger Games at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2011|Videos|

Sharon reads the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

America at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2011|Videos|

Christine reads America by Allen Ginsberg at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. [...]

The Hunger Games at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 21st, 2011|Videos|

Sophia reads The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

The Lorax at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 21st, 2011|Videos|

Gena reads The Lorax by Dr. Seuss at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

A Light in the Attic at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 21st, 2011|Videos|

Amanda reads a Light in the Attic by Shell Silverstein at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are [...]

Catch 22 at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 21st, 2011|Videos|

Luke reads Catch 22 by Joseph Heller at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Romeo and Juliet at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 21st, 2011|Videos|

Robin reads Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

Grapes of Wrath at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 17th, 2011|Videos|

Leah reads Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

The Origin of Species at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 17th, 2011|Videos|

Kelly reads The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

Twelfth Night at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 17th, 2011|Videos|

Daniel reads twelfth night by William Shakespeare at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Fanny Hill at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 13th, 2011|Videos|

Amy reads Fanny Hill by John Clealand at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 13th, 2011|Videos|

Linda reads Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

The Kite Runner at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 13th, 2011|Videos|

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. For [...]

Naked Lunch at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 13th, 2011|Videos|

Matt reads Naked Lunch by William Burroughs at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

A light in the attic at the Brooklyn Book Festival — Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 13th, 2011|Videos|

Tanisa reads from A light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos [...]

The Witches at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 11th, 2011|Videos|

E. Walker reads The Witches at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. For [...]

Are you there God, it’s me Margaret at Brooklyn Book Festval – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 11th, 2011|Videos|

Patricia reads 'Are you there God, It's me Margaret' by Judy Blume at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These [...]

Go Tell It on the Mountain at Brooklyn Book Festival

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 11th, 2011|Videos|

Saida reads from Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These [...]

Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 6th, 2011|Videos|

Sonya reads The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. [...]

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 6th, 2011|Videos|

Rod reads Huckleberry Finn at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. For more [...]

The Lorax at the Brooklyn Book Festival

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 5th, 2011|Videos|

Rachel reads from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

Harry Potter at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00October 4th, 2011|Videos|

Isabella reads from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

Beloved at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00September 30th, 2011|Videos|

Derrick reads from Beloved by Toni Morrison at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Nappy Hair at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00September 30th, 2011|Videos|

Jordan reads from Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

“Song of the Open Road” from Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-04:00September 30th, 2011|Videos|

Jeff Reads "Song of the Open Road" from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. [...]