Well, it’s that time of year again: welcome to Banned Books Week 2017. For those who don’t know what Banned Books Week is, you can learn more on this blog and you can find more official information on the American Library Association’s website. It has been well documented that I am an advocate for banned books. I’ve… Read More Banned Books Week 2017
Happy New Year, peeps. 2017 is here (thank goodness), and we’ve got another incredible year of book releases ahead of us. Before we rush into the new year, though, I wanted to talk some about my favourite read of 2016. Let’s face it: 2016 was difficult. It seems that 2016 was not only hard on… Read More My Favourite Read of 2016
Fighting Censorship with fREADom Today is the last official day of Banned Books Week, but as the week ends, fighting censorship does not. Banned Books Week serves as a great awareness campaign for the ever-suffocating presence of book challenges and bans. Social media explodes with positive arguments fighting for “dark,” “edgy,” censored books. And while… Read More Fighting Censorship with fREADom
Banned Books Week Recommendations Every year for a week in September, readers and writers all over the world celebrate Banned Books Week. BBW is a call for the freedom to read and write without censorship. Below are some of my favourite banned/challenged books. These Banned Books Week recommendations I would recommend to anyone looking for… Read More Banned Books Week Recommendations (fREADom)
How Dark is Too Dark? Many YA books feature subjects including sex, drugs, and violence. It has been proven, time and time again, that YA readers are able to handle the sex, the drugs, and the violence. Even in the banned stories. So no, these stories are not “too dark.” Some of the darkest stories… Read More How Dark is Too Dark?