Review: Banned Picture Books

Hopefully you’re aware that this week is Banned Books Week. If not, you know now.

Every year the American Library Association (ALA) puts out a list of the most challenged/banned books of the previous year. In 2017 (click here for the full list) the following picture books placed at numbers 9 & 10.

Title: And Tango Makes Three
Author: Justin Parnell, Peter Richardson & Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Format: Picture Book
Genre: Children’s Nonfiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 1, 2005

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Top Ten Tuesday – Banned Books

Because this is Banned Books Week I thought it would be good to focus some posts on books that have were challenged and/or banned, especially since we’re still fighting the right to read battle.

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I decided to share 5 Challenged/Banned books I’ve read and 5 that are on my TBR.

The first 5 are books I’ve read and some I liked more than others. I do recommend you give them a go if you haven’t already. Continue reading

Discussion: Banning Books Silences Stories

Yesterday started Banned Books Week. It’s still hard for me to believe that today, in 2018, we’re still fighting for our right to read and for authors not to be silenced.

As I was thinking about this post to kick off Banned Books Week two recent hooplas came to mind.

  1. When Donald Trump filed suit to have Fire and Fury banned because it didn’t show him in a positive light
  2. The banning of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because of racial slurs

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Some of My Favorite Banned Books

Hi all,

In case you weren’t aware September 24 – 30 is banned books week. I was going to do a banned books reading challenge, but I don’t have the time now with packing a moving.

So, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite banned/challenged books.

Judy Blume was perhaps one of my favorite authors growing up. I remember the first book I read by her, Iggie’s House, which was challenged for racism and “white flight”. I remember reading it with my mom and it was a familiar story to me, Continue reading