Banned Books Advent Calendar

Presenting the 2012 Banned Books Advent Calendar!

The world’s first banned books video calendar.

 IFLA’s Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee is celebrating the freedom to read via terrific videos — one each day from December 1st to December 24. Each day a new window will open and a new book will be presented on several sites throughout the world. 

The project’s participants include leading figures in the library world, who introduce their favourite banned books: Finnish IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipilä presents Mika Waltari’s The Egyptian, Kai Ekholm introduces Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Executive Director Jill Cousins of the Europeana Foundation expounds on James Joyce’s Ulysses. Other books include Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Boccaccio’s Decameron and Walt Disney’s Donald Duck.

The Banned Books Video Calendar is available on YouTube and Vimeo.

 

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