Banned Books Week: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

  Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel Reasons for Challenges:  Violence and other (“graphic images”) This is a graphic-memoir exploring Alison Bechdel's relationship with her father alongside her personal exploration of self.  It's a pretty quick read, and very powerfully done. A number of the challenges to this book have been on the … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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: I am Jazz

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