Banned Books Week 2013: Strange Challenges

There’s nothing quite as exciting to a librarian as Banned Books Week. As sad as I am that books are still being challenged having a week dedicated to banned books allows us to have a dialogue. Most people don’t realize that last month someone tried to get The Handmaid’s Tale removed from schools, or that Eleanor and Park is being challenged in another school district right now.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Author Event: Charlie Lovett

I already reviewed The Bookman’s Tale a few weeks ago but now for something completely different…a video! I had the good fortune of attending a book reading over the weekend and it was so incredible that I had to share some footage. Though my camera is a little old and grainy, I promise the talk is worth it.

 

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