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Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2016 Cover Wide Range of Genres

As Americans, the First Amendment guarantees our freedom to read, and yet to this day, some books are banned. The American Library Association’s (ALA) top ten most challenged books in 2016 covered a wide range of genres: fiction, memoir, picture books, and graphic novels. 248 more words


A couple of housekeeping things

Hi everyone!

I debated about this post for a few days. The first item on the agenda I definitely needed & wanted to let you know about. 400 more words

Non-Review Posts

Banned books

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

Shake, rattle, and roll: Bone: Out from Boneville

Smith, Jeff. Bone: Out from Boneville. Graphix, 2005. 138 pages. 2005 Hardcover $22.99, ISBN 978-0-439-70623-0; 2015 Hardcover $12.79, ISBN 978-0-545-80070-9; Tr. $11.09, ISBN 978-0-439-70640-7; PLB $17.61, ISBN 978-1-41557-850-6… 526 more words


Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell

Genre: Fiction, Allegory

Book Jacket Synopsis: “Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. 341 more words


Top banned books over the last decade

Ever wondered if you have read a “banned book”? It’s quite possible you have. Despite books being frequently challenged and sometimes outright banned, they seem to find a way into the public’s hands. 211 more words

Banned Books

A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. 531 more words