Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on Anne Frank
The MSNBC host welcomes Israeli illustrator David Polonsky to discuss the universal experience of love, puberty, and the world's most famous child author
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Jonathan Evison
The MSNBC host welcomes best-selling author Jonathan Evison to talk about his semi-autobiographical examination of identity versus the American Dream, Lawn Boy
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Imani Perry
The MSNBC host is joined by professor, scholar, and author Imani Perry to discuss the enduring impact of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Why Does Everyone Want to Shut Everyone Else Up?
The canceling of books by local authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Buzz Bissinger are just the latest examples of a new American mantra, regardless of political ideology: Free speech for me, but not for thee
“Don’t Take Away My Home”
In an excerpt from a new book about surviving poverty in Kensington, a teenager pleads for his alternative high school to stay open — and wonders why he must.
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club Special Edition on The U.S. Constitution
The MSNBC host speaks with professors and authors Akhil Reed Amar and Jeffrey Rosen on competing interpretations of our founding document
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Marjane Satrapi
The MSNBC host speaks with the author and artist of Persepolis about fundamentalism, freedom and the perverse futility of book banning on the 20th anniversary of her graphic novel
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Maulik Pancholy
The MSNBC host speaks with the actor and author of The Best At It, a middle-grades coming-of-age novel