Banned Books Week Announces Social Media Plans

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There will be an explosion of activity on social media when Banned Books Week (September 27 – October 3) launches this Sunday. This year’s event features YA books that have been challenged or banned. To help get the ball rolling, the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and the event’s other sponsors have announced several ways in which everyone can use the Internet to promote the freedom to read:

  • Participate in the Virtual Read-out.
  • Post a selfie with your favorite banned Young Adult book and tell the world what it means to you! Use the hashtags #ireadbannedbooks and #YAfiction. Banned Books Week’s sponsors will be sharing some of the more unique responses throughout the week.
  • Share the Banned Books Week Frequently Banned or Challenged Slideshow.
  • Display a Banned Books Week banner on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Upload the Banned Books Week Twibbon.
  • Use the Banned Books Week hashtags: #bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks #ireadbannedbooks #censored #freedomtoread #youngadult #bannedYA #YAfiction.
  • Enter Simon & Schuster’s Banned Books Week contest to win a poster.