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megnews
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This. This sums up how I feel about book banning. #BannedBookWeek

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Cinfhen
Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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#BannedBookWeek
I‘m 99.99% sure I stacked this book years ago based on a #RecFromReggie @Reggie 🥰🙌🏻
Excited to FINALLY get around to it
#Hoopla

Reggie I saw the list of most challenged books this year and I‘m shocked this is even on there. Shocked. 😮 4mo
Christy2318 I personally know woman who protested this book being in an 11th grade classroom library & filed obscenity report with police about it. She sparked a lot of what Evison had to deal with in the last year. She called him a “pedophil”. Her spelling not mine. She stopped speaking to me when I posted my own opinion about the book on my personal FB page without mentioning her. Now she is running for the school board. 4mo
Cinfhen OMG! That‘s insane @Christy2318 !!! I agree @Reggie so far I haven‘t come across anything that I felt was inappropriate or certainly crossing lines!! Wow!! I‘m speechless- filing an obscenity report seems EXTREME 4mo
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Christy2318 My son says she is on a power trip. We weren‘t really close friends but our kids are and I was surprised when she went off about this and other books. After all this, I‘ve found that she is homophobic & racist given comments she has made although she would be appalled if someone told her she was. It‘s a great book & very appropriate as optional reading for older teens. I need to read more Evison. @Reggie 4mo
Christy2318 @Cinfhen It was very extreme and she went viral. Yesterday we had drama in our neighborhood FB group because she posted You Tube video there in her invite to people to come to her campaign meet & greet. She is quite proud of herself as “that mom”! 4mo
Cinfhen I hope she‘s not getting too much local support @Christy2318 4mo
Christy2318 I hope not but local election turn out is always so low that I worry only the extremists will show up. 4mo
Reggie @Christy2318 there was a woman in Texas with the same profile and her son had to out her on Twitter because he is gay and her and her husband turned their backs on him. Effin hypocrites. 4mo
Christy2318 @Reggie Apparently the mom I know told her kids she would send them to conversion therapy if they said they were gay. I don‘t understand these parents. 4mo
Reggie @Christy2318 the fear is too much with these people. 4mo
Reggie Also if you have Tubi there is this old indie gay movie called Latter Days. It‘s low budget but I really like it. @Christy2318 4mo
Christy2318 @Reggie And I‘m down the Tubi rabbit hole! Lots of stuff I haven‘t seen or want to rewatch on there. Thanks for the tip about Latter Days. 4mo
Chelsea.Poole @Christy2318 you should run for school board too!! 4mo
Cinfhen @Chelsea.Poole is right !!! You should run @Christy2318 !!!!! And I agree @Reggie those type of people are such hypocrites- they are the most sanctimonious, evil hearted group. Ugh!! 4mo
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Zoe-h
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Pickpick

Read a little late for #BannedBookWeek

Challenge for- and these are all direct quotes from the ALA- being anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and for being unsuited for age group.

Such a cute picture book! Roy and Silo are a penguin couple at a New York zoo. One day, another penguin couple had an extra egg, so the zoo keeper decided to give it to Roy and Silo so they could raise her. 5🌟

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Zoe-h
Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Bailedbailed

#BannedBookWeek

Challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content and being “sexually explicit”.

I wanted to love this book, I really did. But there were far too many characters and it had a weird writing style where the narrator talked to the reader in a collective we, as though they were watching the story unfold. It was also a bit of a downer.

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cwarnier
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#bannedbookweek
#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks
So I think this was a very well written book for our times. It is “marketed“ towards 10 years olds, and I don't feel like it is appropriate for this age group. Marketing it towards High School students seems much more appropriate.
There are some very graphic and detailed ideas about very adult topics.
In KC area it was challenged by a a group of people wanted to remove it from a public library

cwarnier I think that the library has every right to have it on their self. Do I agree that it is in the kids section, no. But parents also need to take responsibility about what their kids are reading as well. If you don't like it don't let your kids read it.
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1y
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Zoe-h
All American Boys | Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
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Pickpick

Read for #BannedBookWeek

Challenged for profanity, drug use, alcoholism, because it was used to promote anti-police views, contains divisive topics, and is “too much of a sensitive matter right now”.

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Zoe-h
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Pickpick

Read for #BannedBookWeek .

This book is challenged for having LGBTQIA+ content and for “its effect on young people who read it”.

This is a short and sweet picture book about Mile Pence‘s daughter‘s bunny who falls in love with another boy rabbit. The illustrations are so cute! 5🌟

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Zoe-h
George | Alex Gino
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Pickpick

Another reread for #BannedBookWeek .

This is banned for conflicting with some religious viewpoints, LGBTQIA+ content, and not reflecting “the values of our community”.

This book tells the story of Melissa (formerly George), a trans girl, and how she wants to play Charlotte in a school production of Charlotte‘s Web. 5⭐️

LibrarianRyan I wonder if the publisher will change the title and cover art. The author has asked that readers change the title to Melissa's story. I think it's a sweet sentiment, but a little hard to do. I mean Agatha Christy did it with 10 Little Indians (now And then There Were None). But other authors have not been as successful. 1y
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Zoe-h
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This was a reread for me. I‘ve already read this more times than I can count, but I thought I‘d add one more in hope of #BannedBookWeek . This was banned for having LGBTQIA+ characters in two school districts in Texas and challenged strongly in many others. This is one of my favorite graphic novels. 5⭐️

(Featuring Mellie) #PetsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy

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suvata
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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What are you reading for Banned Book Week?
September 26 - October 2, 2021

This is what I‘ll be reading.

#BannedBookWeek