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Necessary Evil

By Christina Lay

Part of my morning, pre-writing routine is to read a poem. By doing this I hope to nudge my brain toward a more graceful, flowing state of being. 816 more words

Writing

Ashleigh Young-- A Reaction to Small Town Talk

I was really surprised by Ashleigh’s visit. I guess I expected someone who was all the way from Sioux City, Iowa to either be a little bit close-minded or over-the-top (almost faux) open-minded about everything– but I guess that was me bringing my own biases to the discussion before it even began. 269 more words

Don't Read Gay: College Funding On the Chopping Block Over Gay Memoir

The College of Charleston in South Carolina is facing a $52,000 budget cut due to its assignment of the memoir Fun Home as part of the College Reads! 319 more words

Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom creates a report each year on book challenges from librarians, teachers, concerned individuals, and press reports. Before you look at the list, can you guess which book series has been challenged in multiple years for “offensive language,” “unsuited to age group,” and “violence”, and is in the #1 spot again in the new list for 2013? 273 more words

School Media Specialist

Slutshelf Giveaway

In honor of Alexandra Duncan’s mission to encourage women to support each other and rid the book world of the notion of the slutshelf, I’m offering a Giveaway. 265 more words

YA Books

The Most Frequently Banned Books of 2013

Here’s an article repost from Bitch Magazine, highlighting the most frequently banned books of 2013. Some of them are eye openers. Bitch helps explain to you why this is an important issue we should care about.

10 most challenged books of 2013

The American Library Association releases a list of the top 10 books challenged in 2013.  It is an interesting list, which includes several books that we read here at WHS.   11 more words

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