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#BannedBooks Week. Here’s what I’ve Read

I Read Banned Books!

 

I don’t believe in banning books. I believe it’s your right as a parent to decide what books your children have access to. Otherwise, it’s hands off. You don’t get to decide for everyone. The main reasons these books were banned was sexuyal orientation or mild sex scenes. Um hello? Have you seen what your kids are watching on the internet?

Here are some of the books I’ve read from the 2016 Banned Book list:

I Am Jazz by Jessica Hershel and Jazz Jennings

I Am Jazz

Here’s my review. Hint: I loved it!

 

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing isn’t my favorite book but that doesn’t mean it needs to be banned! I didn’t care for the choir of people in the background. But  the book is  totally suitable for teens.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I read this book in 2012 while traveling to NYC to BEA. I brought the book with me in hopes of getting him to sign it. He DID! Here’s a link to the recap. LOVE.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I read this the year it came out. Also another trip to BEA to meet the author (oh the perks of working in a bookstore)! Not sure why there’s no review.  I LOVE THIS BOOK SO HARD.

Sometimes I write micro reviews on Goodreads. Check me out there…

Did you read any of these most excellent banned books? What did you think?

 

 

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Diversity Lists

How to Find a Diverse Book #WeNeedDiverseBooks

The folks at #WeNeedDiverseBooks made this infographic that I think is very helpful when searching for multicultural books.

weneeddiversebooks

Have you read any of the books on this list? I’ve only read Brown Girl Dreaming and Proxy and Two Boys Kissing. Guess I need to get busy!