Banned Books Week is celebrated across the United States. The American Library Association (ALA) encourages people to participate by reading aloud and making a video to share online via their website.
Sunday, at Grassroots Books in Reno, a number of authors and interested participants read from their favorite banned books. During the read aloud, rated PG-13, Geoff McFarland, events coordinator for Grassroots Books read to children inside the store. One ten year old said her mom would not let her read The Hunger Games (a frequently challenged book) but, from her description, she seemed to know a lot about it and why her mom didn't want her to read it. However, she also said, "There's already so much violence we see; I don't understand it."
Grassroots Books will have a video camera available at their store for anyone who would like to participate in the read aloud during the week long event September 22-September 28, 2013. Videos will be posted on a dedicated You Tube Channel.