Today marks the end of Banned Books Week 2019. While the week might be over, please do not stop reading. Books provide us a safe place to explore our world and our beliefs. We can get to know people and places without ever leaving our home. Books are magical and words are powerful.
For the final day of Banned Books Week, I created a Virtual Read-out video. Every year, the American Library Association asks people to record themselves reading from a banned book. This year, I decided to take part.
Thank you to everyone who fights for our freedom to read and protects us from censorship, not only this week, but all year long. Thank you to the authors for being brave enough to write words that some might find difficult to read. And, thank you to all of you for reading.