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Freebie Friday

Censors

A Banned Books Week free CD, with clips from award-winning audios plus an interview with Judy Blume, a strong advocate for reading freely. Does the impact of the spoken word affect a listener’s reaction? Are audiobooks the next battleground for censors? Dr. Teri S. Lesesne, past Chair of the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, explores these issues in this thought-provoking article that belongs in every teacher and librarian’s files.

Today’s freebie from Books on Tape, the “Censors Beware!” CD, contains clips from award-winning banned books such as The Giver, Fahrenheit 451, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as the interview with Blume. Just send your name & your school or library’s name and address to botmarketing@randomhouse.com to receive your free CD. Celebrate your fREADom to listen!

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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