Banned Books Week: Our right to read, September 24-30, 2017

Stephen Chbosky for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:14 -- Nanette Perez

During Banned Books Week, we will feature videos from the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out. Today, we present the highly acclaimed and banned/challenged author Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky's book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has appeared on the top ten most frequently challenged books list numerous times over the past several years for drug use, being anti-family, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexual explicitness, suicide, and being unsuited to age group.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, and is currently playing in movie theaters nationwide.
 
Chbosky celebrates the freedom to read this week by participating in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out:

 

 
Watch this video and more on the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out Youtube channel.