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The Perks of Looking for the Bluest Underpants

Big news in the banned books world. The ALA’s list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2013 has been released. You may recognize a lot of familiar targets, including  156 more words

Banned Books

On The Books: 2013's Ten Most Challenged Books

Every year the American Library Association publishes a list of the most challenged books in the country to keep the public informed of encroaching censorship. The ALA defines a challenge as “a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.” The number of challenges reflects only incidents reported. 482 more words

Books

365 Poems: April 13th, 2014

Banned Books

If you’re gonna write a book,

write a banned book.

Write a story that makes them gasp

and shake

and throw the perfect pages across the room. 105 more words

Poetry

I'm Going to Write the Most Controversial Book Ever!

Currently Listening To: “Mad Rad Hair” -Blood on the Dance Floor

I’m sitting here, listening to my favorite band, and contemplating how to achieve this goal. 1,067 more words

Rant

Banned BOOKS and CCSS

How about requiring ALL BANNED BOOKS be put on the MUST READ LIST re: CCSS. 

Damien Dsoul

There are some histories we write, as well there are those too frightful to ever be put down on paper. Not because they won’t be believed, but we fear what society might gleam of it. 1,154 more words

Musing