Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan By Jeanette Winter Reasons for Challenges: Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to age group, Violence. This illustrated children's book tells the story of Nasreen, a young girl living with her grandmother in Afghanistan during Taliban rule. Narrated by the grandmother, it's a very honest story about the challenges the … Continue reading Banned Book Week: Nasreen’s Secret School
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings Reasons for challenges: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group. This children's book is the story of Jazz Jennings, a transgender young woman, who knew from a very young age that the body she was born with was not the right body for … Continue reading Banned Book Week: I am Jazz
Can I just say, I actually find it heartening how many of the books on the Top 100 banned/challenged books of 2000-2019 list I really like? Here are two of them, two very different kinds of books. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien This book… I read this book multiple times, in different classes throughout college, that … Continue reading Banned Book Week: Yup, More Favorites!