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OriginalCyn620
Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Pickpick

I meant to read this during #bannedbooksweek, but I‘m glad that I have read it! I enjoyed this GN about a literature student who gets to college in the early 80s and learns about what her government is keeping from its people. A good look into censorship, which of course is very relevant these days with the surge of book banning.

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

I meant to read this during #bannedbooksweek but totally dropped the ball. 🤦🏻‍♀️
After seeing all the buzz (both good and bad) surrounding this book, I picked up a copy at my local indie bookstore. I found this to be an informative and educational account of the author‘s journey-a wonderful GN memoir about gender identity. I learned some new things and think it‘s a must read for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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Saknicole
Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Pickpick

Great read for Banned Books Week. This is my first Alaska Battle of the Books read for the year. It was quick with some major impact in the brief story. I also appreciated learning about the South Korean political struggles. I had no idea about any of the political violence and fascism so recently in their past. #Bannedbooksweek #alaskabatleofthebooks #battleofthebooks #graphicnovels #bannedbooks #teachersoflitsy

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DGRachel
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Look at me posting on the right day! I didn‘t get much done this week, but I did finish two books for #bannedbooksweek and started two more. This will be it for this year and I expect to finish the Silverstein today. I may or may not finish All Boys Aren‘t Blue today. If not, it will be finished tomorrow. Still enjoying Small Angels-I just haven‘t had the bandwidth for much print reading this week. #bookreport

Megabooks All Boys is fantastic!! 2mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed All Boys on audio!! And look at you - posting on Saturday 😜🙌🏻🎉❣️ 2mo
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Branwen
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#BannedBooksWeek

This beautifully written memoir written by a young man talking about his experience growing up black and gay, made it on the top ten list of most banned books of 2021. It is not surprising to note that the reasons for its constant banning is due to its LGBTQ+ content. The majority of the books on that list were banned for the same reason. 📚📚📚

papermoona It‘s a shame that this one would land on a banned list. It is an incredibly heartfelt work. One of those memoirs that was truly written from the heart. 2mo
Branwen @papermoona I agree! I really liked this one a lot! 💕 2mo
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Branwen
Walk Two Moons | Sharon Creech
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#BannedBooksWeek

Walk Two Moons is not a book I would have ever thought would be banned or challenged but this past year it has been on the receiving end of a lot of negative attention. It's been challenged and banned in various places due to 'distressing topics for young people' such as childbirth and women screaming in labor. 🙄 *rolls eyes*

Bookwormjillk What? Really??? 2mo
Branwen @Bookwormjillk Yup! Sadly, this happened in Tennessee earlier this year. 😡 2mo
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DGRachel
Out from Boneville | Jeff Smith
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Panpan

I picked this up to have a short, quick read for #bannedbooksweek. Reading it, I have no idea why it was ever banned or challenged, unless it‘s because it‘s so bad.

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DGRachel
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Pickpick

Heartbreaking.

#bannedbooksweek

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Branwen
Out of Darkness | Ashley Hope Prez
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#BannedBooksWeek

Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez, is a historical fiction novel that takes place in a small Texas town in the 1930's. It won the 2016 Tomás Rivera Book Award and a 2016 Printz honor for excellence in young adult literature. 📚

It is also on the list of top ten most challenged books of 2021! 😱 It has been challenged, banned, and restricted for depictions of abuse and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.

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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

This book was brave, honest, poignant, funny, sad and triumphant! Despite a rough and unconventional childhood, neglectful parents & an abusive step-father Tobias (Jack) Wolff proves that even those whose lives are difficult can overcome and achieve. Excellent writing, skilled storytelling. Another book I had on my TBR for far too long. Glad I finally picked this up, thanks to #BannedBooksWeek #Hoopla
Honestly, did not see anything offensive.