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"Dangerous" Literature?

Wait what?
Yeah I know, it sound completely insane to suggest that a book could be harmful (unless it’s the monster book of monsters) but some people, in fact a lot of people, do or have at some point believed this. 452 more words

Banned Books #4 - Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks with Chrissi Reads and Luna's Little Library

What’s it all about?:

Alice could be anyone – she could be someone you know, or someone you love – and Alice is in trouble … 1,311 more words

Book Reviews

Banned Books #4 Go Ask Alice

Every month for the rest of 2014, ChrissiReads, Bibliobeth & Luna’s Little Librarywill be reading one Banned / Challenged Book a month. We’ll be looking at why the book was challenged, how/if things have changed since the book was originally published and what we actually think of the book. 1,061 more words

Book Reviews

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis from Inside Cover:

Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s MausPersepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

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Books

A Ban on Book Bans

Libraries are awesome and it’s not just because they are easy to access. I value the fact they highlight content that has faced bans at some point. 92 more words

Society

The New Banned Book

Banned Books Week has come and gone, andt The Guardian recently reported a shift in why books are being challenged or banned. Sex, gender issues, and religion have been the staple of banned books, but… 336 more words

Diversity

November BoM - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Well, well, well. Here we are again.

Our November banned and/or challenged book is: 

Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Genre: Political Fiction
Publication Date: 339 more words

Banned And Challenged Books