Last year, the sponsors of Banned Books Week held the first “Virtual Read-Out,” whereby participants were encouraged to read selections from their favorite banned and challenged books. Over 800 people participated – including at least 14 who read from Fahrenheit 451. Below is the playlist of those readings.
What do you think of the selections they chose? What part of the book would you have read? How does the experience of having the book read differ from reading it yourself – keeping in mind in particular the ending of Fahrenheit 451?
A second Virtual Read-Out is planned for 2012 (the 30th anniversary of this celebration). Follow the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom on Twitter or become a fan of Banned Books Week on Facebook for the forthcoming announcement.