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.  It's interesting to think about why this has made the list.  James La Rue, from the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom speculates that it was "people who feel that if … Continue reading Banned Book Week: The Bible

Banned Book Week 2016 – Diversity

Time for another Banned Book Week. This year I'm taking a look at some of the most frequently challenged books of 2015. Are books that you've read on this list?  I'm looking forward to exploring more of them -- I had only read one of them before I started looking at what I was going … Continue reading Banned Book Week 2016 – Diversity

Banned Book Week: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee I still remember reading this book as an 8th grader.  I think it was one of the first books for school that we actually bought.  An avid reader by that point, I always loved when I got to read actual books for school. Like many of the books we … Continue reading Banned Book Week: To Kill a Mockingbird