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Joined April 2016

Professional bookworms and rebel-rousers
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Looking for Alaska by John Green
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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"Thank God for books and music and things I can think about."

Two years ago, Daniel Keys died. Thank you, Daniel, for bringing us Algernon and Charlie Gordon, and for making us think more deeply about the way we treat the intellectually disabled.

words10000 Algernon was such a good book. 4y
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Harper Lee would have been 90 today. What did Mockingbird mean to you? Share with us in the comments. ❤️

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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Happy (probable) birthday to the oft-banned William Shakespeare, whose timeless snark never fails to put a smile on our faces.

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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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This Earth Day, we are remembering these wise words from one of our favorite banned children's books, The Lorax. Be kind to the planet, fellow earthlings. We only get one. ❤️♻️🌎

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Happy 100th to Beverly Cleary, who created some of the most beloved characters in all of childrens' literature: Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and (my favorite!) Ralph S. Mouse. 🐭🏍

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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One last Gatsby quote to celebrate one of our very favorite #bannedbooks!

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby was published on this day in 1925. 💚

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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Gatsby turns 91 tomorrow! Watch for more of our favorite quotes to celebrate.

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We featured this in our very first box last month, and for good reason. This was an incredibly important book to me in my formative years as a peace activist. It's so powerful, and as much about the power of writing as it is about war. Highly recommend this one to everyone. So, so wonderful.

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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This is one of the most incredible books I read in college. It was heartbreaking and so very eye-opening, and one of the first books that ever really brought me face-to-face with my white privilege. Unfortunately still so relevant today, especially in discussing systemic racism in the United States.

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There's more than one way to burn a book, and the world is full of people running around with lit matches. -Ray Bradbury

susanw I love Bradbury. 4y
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Maya Angelou is an incredible writer. The way she tells her story in this autobiography is as beautiful as it is raw and sometimes uncomfortable. (TW: rape) The scene describing her sexual assault was so hard to read, but the experience shaped who she was and her story gives hope to other survivors.

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This is a book I go back to over and over and over again. I read this for the first time at age 15 and have re-read it probably two dozen times over the last 16 years. I never get tired of going back to Hogwarts, and now that I have a kiddo of my own, I'm Shari g it with him, as well.

LinaLovesLit It's great to hear parents say they're sharing these books with their children. I feel they've done so much to get their generation reading, and the stories will stand the test of time. 4y
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