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From The TU: On Banning Books

Well, I’m back again on the Times Union blog this week, talking about Courtney Summers and her novel Some Girls Are – and the fact that it was banned from a summer reading list because of one single irate mother. 1,165 more words


I Support Some Girls Are: Why I Wish Parents Would Get a Grip

On Tuesday, The Post and Courier shared an article about a parent’s outcry against content in Courtney Summers’ Some Girls Are. In the article the parent confiscated her child’s Kindle because she deemed the book “inappropriate for her to read.” The book was an optional selection for her daughter’s summer reading program at the high school she was enrolling in. 1,007 more words

Censorship and Schools

My first reaction to reading that Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers, has been removed as an option from the summer reading list for West Ashley High School in Charleston, North Carolina over a mother’s concern that it’s “smut” and “trash” was outrage. 574 more words

Censorship Comes to Charleston

Earlier this week, one of our local high schools pulled a book from its summer reading list after a parent complained about its content. (Read the Post and Courier article about the book’s removal  701 more words

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Making the Grade / All the Rage

Hi! The number of stereotypes that surround teenage girls is disheartening, and, as a young female myself, I’ve read, seen, and experienced enough to know that nothing will change in the future unless we openly talk about these issues in the present. 592 more words


Top Ten Tuesday - Library Loans

This week’s TTT post is that last ten books that came into my possession. I’ve decided to focus on library books, cause so many library books. 1,348 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

All the Rage, by Courtney Summers

I didn’t want to read All the Rage. Or rather, I did, but I was afraid to. Everything I’d read about it said it was a difficult book, a painful book, but a necessary one. 479 more words