Archive for the ‘Banned Book Week’ Category

BBW: Authors? Have you ever had one of your books banned or challenged?

September 30, 2011, Posted by Maryanne at 2:45 am

  We asked authors to let us know if they had ever been banned or challenged. Here’s what they had to say: Sarah Darer Littman: Not yet. But I suspect it might happen with Want to Go Private? I’ve had one outraged letter from a parent. Jo Knowles: Yes. My first book, LESSONS FROM A [...]

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BBW – Review and Commentary: Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

September 29, 2011, Posted by Maryanne at 1:27 pm

From the author’s website: To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey seems like an ordinary 14-year-old–he likes waffles and video games, hates homework and gets bullied at school. But Michael is anything but ordinary. He was born with special electrical powers. When Michael’s best friends, Ostin Liss and cheerleader Taylor Ridley, make an accidental [...]

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BBW- Do you have any other thoughts on censorship, book banning, book labeling, book rating, etc?

September 29, 2011, Posted by Georgia at 6:00 am

I have really been enjoying reading through all the responses we got in our survey.  There are a lot of differing viewpoints, but largely it seems people are against banning and censorship.  GO PEOPLE!  I couldn’t agree with you more!  :)  I was allowed free reign in all my book reading decisions as a child, [...]

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BBW – Sonya Sones on being banned: Op-Ed in the LA Times

September 27, 2011, Posted by Maryanne at 3:01 am

Sonya Sones’ What My Mother Doesn’t Know made the ALA’s list of the Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Decade (as well as the list of Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2004, 2005 and 2010). In today’s Los Angeles Times, Sonya has posted an op-ed piece on being banned.  LA Times Article [...]

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BBW – Is there a book that you feel doesn’t belong on the BB list?

September 27, 2011, Posted by Donna at 2:26 am

Wow. Just Wow. As readers and followers of EFG, you all constantly amaze me with your passion and love of reading! Today we are looking at question 3 of our EFG survey on banned books. The first time I checked out the banned book list I did so as an adult and as a teacher. [...]

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BBW – What book (or books) from the lists do you hope to read? And would you be willing to participate in a BBW reading challenge to read one book off the list before the end of 2011?

September 26, 2011, Posted by Maryanne at 2:45 am

Our readers are feisty! They love a challenge!  Here’s what they had to say about reading a book off the Banned and Challenged Book List: Authors Robin Wasserman (author): It’s embarrassing to admit this, but I’ve never read The Chocolate War — so that will be at the top of my list for 2011. Sarah [...]

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Banned Book Week – Sept. 24-Oct 1st

September 24, 2011, Posted by Donna at 2:00 am

All of us at EFG are passionate about books. Otherwise, why would we be here, right? So of course the main topic of conversation around here is books. Books. Books. And of course, more books. Nevertheless, the topic of banned or challenged books, censorship, book ratings, etc. always manages to pop up in chats, during [...]

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Banned Book Week Survey

September 4, 2011, Posted by Donna at 6:40 pm

The internet is heating up these days with conversation about banned and challenged books. On August 18th, USA today posted this article about censorship vs. selection in school. The debate in the article focuses on whether removing a book from a school library is the same as censorship or book banning or is it just [...]

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Banned Book Week Survey

August 30, 2011, Posted by Donna at 8:15 pm

“Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United [...]

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