Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!

On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!

Required Reading Revisited – March

In the Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Valentine's Day greeted the Required Reading Revisited book club with a lovely day on the BookPeople patio (our regular 3rd … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited – March

BookKids Celebrates Banned Books!

It's a special week. September 21-27, 2014, is Banned Books Week. This week, "is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Banned Books!

Read a Banned Book: ‘Of Mice and Men’

It’s Banned Books Week, the week when we celebrate our freedom to read by remembering those books which have been banned, censored and challenged over the years. Folks from around the world have been uploading videos of themselves reading excerpts from banned books to this Youtube channel, where a worldwide Virtual Read Out is in full swing. You can send … Continue reading Read a Banned Book: ‘Of Mice and Men’

Read a Banned Book: ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’

It’s Banned Books Week, the week when we celebrate our freedom to read by remembering those books which have been banned, censored and challenged over the years. We’re highlighting a banned book a day here on the blog. If you’d like to participate in BBW, send us a video of yourself reading an excerpt from a banned book … Continue reading Read a Banned Book: ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’

Read a Banned Book: ‘The Things They Carried’

It’s Banned Books Week, the week when we celebrate our freedom to read by remembering those books which have been banned, censored and challenged over the years. We’re highlighting a banned book a day here on the blog. If you’d like to participate in BBW, send us a video of yourself reading an excerpt from a banned … Continue reading Read a Banned Book: ‘The Things They Carried’