The Power Of Art: 5 Inclusive Picture Books

Art is such a beautiful expression, it can evoke emotions and speak to truths that can be hard to articulate.  It also can often serve as a powerful tool for change, for revolution, to spark people to stand up and make changes. Hannah Givens, let me twist her arm... or, uhm, I mean... volunteered to … Continue reading The Power Of Art: 5 Inclusive Picture Books

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Banned Books Week: Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing By David Levithan Reasons for Challenges: Homosexuality and other ("condones public displays of affection.") This is one of the most beautiful books that I’ve read in a long time. The language use and way the story is structured are very poetic, a style of writing that I admire and would love to … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Two Boys Kissing

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