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Yana Walljasper

I would like to start this blog post by stating my opinion; most banned books should not be banned. That kind of censorship in schools is unnecessary, and some books are banned for the most ridiculous reasons. 470 more words

Wrap Up

I have mentioned in my “about me” section that this blog was created for a college English course. This course has been one of my most challenging classes, but I think I have learned a lot. 269 more words

My Thoughts

Quartz: Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575

Quartz: Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575. “This year, Argentine artist Marta Minujín will open an installation built from books, all of which were banned around the world at some point in history. 65 more words

New Resources

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 #BannedBooks

The list of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 is here. This year’s list explores a range of genres (young adult, fiction, memoir) and formats (novels, graphic novels, picture books), but they have one thing in common: each book was threatened with removal from spaces where diverse ideas and perspectives should be welcomed. 57 more words


Banned Book on the fate of a childless couple

Book review of Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman”

This book was banned in Tamil Nadu until the Hight Court ruled in favour of the author and prohibited the ban demanded by self-appointed gatekeepers of culture in the society.

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National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

What is up Rose Readers? So yesterday I wrote a post about National Library Week in which I shared a video from the library where I work and got all braggy and inspiring and shit. 515 more words

Book Events

'I have a sensitive spot about what you can read, and what you can’t’

In Part One of our interview, Peter McDonald talks to Margie Orford, President of PEN South Africa, talks about why she is sensitive about the topic of banned books, why she joined PEN and why freedom of expression is a global concern… 340 more words