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Library Week

It is National Library Week! I went to the public library today and finally met Martha, the amazing Teen Librarian at Springfield City Library. :) That’s celebration-worthy. 513 more words


Yeah Write Entry #209- Book Slut

Book Slut: An Ode to Challenged Books


Shannon Barber

One of my fondest memories as a reader is the year when I was a tween I decided to read every book on the 100 most challenged book list as published by the King County Library System. 484 more words


ALA's Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

Yesterday, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released the top 10 frequently challenged books of 2014. The ALA does this every year to inform the public about censorship attempts that affect libraries and schools: 233 more words


Trigger Warning (As If)

So, since last year, there has been global talk lately of instituting trigger warnings on books, ostensibly to warn people of potentially upsetting themes or scenes in a work of literature. 481 more words


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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On Reading

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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