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On Reading: Freedom to Read Week

“A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” ~ Jo Godwin

Some of the most popular titles in literature have been banned or challenged at some point in their history: …

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Books under fire: a hit list of banned and challenged children's books

Books under fire : a hit list of banned and challenged children’s books provides information on specific banned and challenged children’s books to help teachers and librarians respond to book challenges from parents, parent associations and members of the public. 210 more words

December BoM - The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Well, well, well. Here we are again.

Our December banned and/or challenged book is Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and I hope you’ll read along with us and join the conversation.  223 more words

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Day 11, NaBloPoMo: Slaughterhouse-Five

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Genre: Antiwar | Historical | Sci-fi | Semi-autobiographical
Publication Date: 1969
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Slaughterhouse Five is a satirical anti-war and science fiction novel. 247 more words

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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
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Discussion Prompts: Flowers for Algernon

So, let’s get the Flowers for Algernon juices flowing with a couple of discussion prompts from Charlie’s Progress Reports (PR) 1-13.

The only thing I ask is: No spoilers, please. 417 more words

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