Friday, October 1, 2010

Banned Books Week

It's that time of year once again, people. The time when we reflect on how incredibly lucky we are to have the freedom to read! This was a big year for book challenges, with the Stockton, Missouri school district's banning of Sherman Alexie's brilliant book The Absolutely True Diaries of a Part-time Indian, and Ellen Hopkins being uninvited to speak at a teen lit festival in Texas. This controversy has been quite a boon for Ellen Hopkins' books, which have been flying off the shelf! Oh, the irony.

Excuse me while I launched into a very librarian-y diatribe: I know not every book is for every body, and I LOVE talking to you all about the kind of books you like to read (and the kind you don't) and connecting you to your next great read. Keep this conversation going! Find us in the YA room and tell us about the books you've loved, the books you hated, the books you found meh and the ones that shocked you. Lets all take a moment to feel grateful that we get to have these conversations, and to celebrate our incredibly diverse reading tastes.

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