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!
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
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!
Banned Books Week has officially kicked off, the week when we celebrate the freedom to read and remind ourselves that that freedom shouldn't be taken for granted. Every year, hundreds of books are removed from or challenged in schools and libraries across America. Banned and challenged books have included The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the … Continue reading We Read Banned Books
We're nearing the end of Banned Books Week (tomorrow is officially the last day.) If you haven't checked out the Virtual Read Out happening worldwide yet, take a look. Since we'll be busy with the Austin Teen Book Festival tomorrow at the Palmer Events Center and won't be able to post, we're going to make … Continue reading Read Banned Books!
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’
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’