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Thoughts About Banned and Challenged Books

This past week in the United States was known as Banned Books Week. For those who don’t know, it’s an annual awareness campaign that emphasizes our First Amendment rights to the freedom to having books that include viewpoints that may be a little different. 813 more words

Human Beings

Banned Books Week: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
By Alison Bechdel

Reasons for Challenges:  Violence and other (“graphic images”)

This is a graphic-memoir exploring Alison Bechdel’s relationship with her father alongside her personal exploration of self.   475 more words

Reading

#BannedBooksWeek

Happy #BannedBooksWeek fair readers! I thought I’d pause briefly in the midst of my creative writing tips and literary analysis to pay tribute to this important awareness project and celebrate our freedom to read. 989 more words

Literature

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Stop by your local library or independent book store and celebrate Banned Books Week by picking up a book that has been banned.  Not sure what’s been banned recently?   319 more words

Get EDUCATED

Banned Book Week: The Bible

The Bible.
By… it’s complicated 

Reasons: Religious Viewpoint

For the first time The Bible made it on the list of the most frequently challenged books.   238 more words

Banned Book Week

Be a Superhero, Defend the Right to Read.

It is that special week again when we celebrate books that were challenged or banned in libraries and school libraries across the country. I hope that the ALA does not mind I took their great graphic and the list of the top ten banned or challenged books for 2015. 210 more words

Notes From Rumbly Cottage

Banned Books Week!

Sometimes, living in (or under, if not necessarily in) a country that has very little government regulation of printed material, it’s easy to forget about all the places in the world that keep strict hold of their publishing houses. 624 more words

Life