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Banned Book Week: Nasreen's Secret School

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan

By Jeanette Winter

Reasons for Challenges:  Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to age group, Violence.

This illustrated children’s book tells the story of Nasreen, a young girl living with her grandmother in Afghanistan during Taliban rule.   395 more words


Read of the Week: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Our new Read of the Week celebrates Banned Book Week, focusing on a group of Iranian women who read banned Western literature. Reading Lolita in Tehran  387 more words


Banned Books Week: Installment #1

I get really excited about book holidays. Indie Bookstore Day is my favorite, but Banned Books Week is a close second. (I’m drawing a blank on other book holidays, but I’ll do some research.) As a reader, I’ve found that sophisticated, critically-acclaimed literature often contains provocative content–that’s why it’s so complex and wonderful! 435 more words

Book Review

It's Banned Book Week!

Go read something you shouldn’t!

Here’s the list of the most challenged books of 2015 according to the ALA.

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green…
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Bethylou Reads

2015 Frequently challenged books (Banned Book Week series #2)

This is always a difficult count to make, because what gets challenged and/or banned may not get mentioned in the media or reported to the ALA for inclusion. 483 more words


Banned Book Week: The Bible

The Bible.
By… it’s complicated 

Reasons: Religious Viewpoint

For the first time The Bible made it on the list of the most frequently challenged books.   238 more words

Banned Book Week

Banned Books Week: thanks, but I'll pass

It’s “Banned Books Week.” The American Library Association rolls out this observance every year to “highlight…the value of free and open access to information” and “draw… national attention to the harms of censorship.” As an American who prizes the First Amendment and who writes and reads what she pleases, I suppose I should be all in with the ALA on this. 306 more words

American Library Association