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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


The Librarian of Basra

Title: The Librarian of Basra

Reference: Winter, J. (2005). The Librarian of Basra, Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc.

Annotation: As the rumor of the war reaching Basra Alia Muhammad worries about all the books that are in her possession. 87 more words

Intellectual Freedom

While it can be a little awkward role playing this kind of situation, I found last week’s class to be an informative and practical exercise that will help us in our roles as intellectual freedom advocates in the library. 356 more words