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Banning The Giver of Memories

I have many books by Lois Lowry on my shelves. I started reading her when I was around eleven. A Summer to Die (1977) was the first book I read that dealt with the death of a child, and I felt so sad and so grown up in reading it. 564 more words

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Day 21, NaBloPoMo: Kaffir Boy

Title: Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Genre: Autobiography
Publication Date: 1986
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Summary:

Kaffir Boy is an extraordinary memoir of life under apartheid and triumph of the human spirit over hatred and unspeakable degradation. 194 more words

Banned Books

I read banned books

My friend Laura and I both like to snip up paper and a few months ago I proposed an exchange.  We’d each do a project for the other.   419 more words

Day 18, NaBloPoMo: Gone With the Wind

Title: Gone With the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Genre: Romance | Historical Fiction | Coming-of-Age
Publication Date: 1936
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Summary:

Gone with the Wind… 352 more words

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Day 20, NaBloPoMo: The Giver

Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Fantasy | Dystopia
Publication Date: 1993
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The Satanic Temple Children's Activity Book Causing School Board to Rethink Policy

“Back in September, the Satanic Temple announced its intention to hand out pamphlets on its tenets to Florida schoolchildren in response to an Orange County School Board decision that allowed a Christian group to hand out Bibles and pamphlets of its own. 67 more words

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Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg; Read!

Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. You can read her obituary, lovingly written by her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, … 136 more words