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Regarding Challenged/Banned Books

So last night before wrestling started and I lost the husband to the madness of male soap operas

AHEM…he stumbled across the ALA’s list of most challenged books for 2015. 413 more words

#bookish Things

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Fiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. 504 more words

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Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

Today’s class offered us a chance to play the role of a ‘book challenger’ and ‘book defender’. In other words, some of us attempted to be concerned parents/adults arguing why a book should be taken off the shelf based on it’s content (violence, drugs, gangs, sex, racism) being inappropriate for teens.   368 more words

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Genre: Dystopian, Fiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. 599 more words

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Genre: Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. 557 more words

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TTYL by Lauren Myracle

Firstly, I’ll preface this post by saying sorry that I’ve been so behind on the blogging front! If it’s any consolation, I’ve read a pile of books (seven, to be exact) since I last posted but just haven’t had the time recently to write up any reviews. 567 more words

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Freedom to Read Week

Raise awareness about censorship and intellectual freedom in our country by learning about banned and challenged books. Freedom to Read Week is an important annual event.