Celebrate Banned Books Week


This post is a compelling article about banned books. Please read this and support the efforts of librarians to keep reading uncensored and open to all.


Diversity-banner-FB-851x315-v1.pngStop 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?  Check out the most challenged books in 2015 from the Banned Books Week website:

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
  5. The Curious Incident of…

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10 thoughts on “Celebrate Banned Books Week

  1. Hi, The lovely Roberta Pimentel https://robertapimentel.com/ suggested that I contact you and some of your contemporaries on a question that I have. I’m old (61, sigh) yet new to blogging. I’ve been addicted to reading my entire life. Decades ago I began writing reviews just for myself. So I was excited when Goodreads came along and I had a venue to write reviews. I have many followers on my Goodreads site but not many on my blog. I’m trying to find others that use their blog for book reviews only. Historical fiction is my favorite genre but I can’t seem to find others (even with my tags or using “recommendations”) who also enjoy that genre. So my question is do you know how I can attract others who also love to learn history while reading fiction? Warm regards, Martie https://books 6259.wordpress.com/

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