Banned Books Bonanza
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Banned Books Bonanza
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Stephen Chbosky on book banning.
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(8/11) These are 11 quotes from different authors on censorship and banned books (via Buzzfeed.com) based on Banned Books Week (9/22-28/13) "Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need to sight." - Stephen Chbosky (author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
"Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight." - Stephen Chbosky #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek
Stephen Chbosky, author of PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER bannedbooksweek
Fight for your right to library! Keep banned books on the shelves!
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"You gotta fight. For your right. To library." Funny ecard. Book Love. Beastie Boys parody.
Ecards | Keep banned books on the library shelves!
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi -- A wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
Graphic Novel Classics: Persepolis: Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi. In beautiful black and white imagery, the author tells her story of growing up with Marxist parents in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
A Child Called "It" / Dave Pelzer
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Such a sad story but what a strong man and great series. A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive. By Dave Pelzer. First book in a 3 part series of a boy that survived nearly fatal child abuse. The second book is about his time in foster care, and the third is about becoming the adult he is today.
This book is a true story about one of the worst child abuse cases in California's history. It came to an end on March 5, 1973 when Dave Pelzer entered foster care. Dave begins his incredible story as an abused child with his rescue in part one of a series, A Child Called "It". Calling this book a "page turner" doesn't give it justice. Easy to read, but difficult to comprehend how any mother could treat her child this way. Why did I choose to read this? The answer is.....a therapist needs to ... Good book!! Read it three times.. Along with the other books after it -
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive. By Dave Pelzer. First book in a 3 part series of a boy that survived nearly fatal child abuse. The second book is about his time in foster care, and the third is about becoming the adult he is today. Very sad book but worth reading!!!
(Another person wrote) One of my favorite books. This book is a true story about one of the worst child abuse cases in California's history. It came to an end on March 5, 1973 when Dave Pelzer entered foster care. Dave begins his incredible story as an abused child with his rescue in part one of a series, A Child Called "It". Calling this book a "page turner" doesn't give it justice. Easy to read, but difficult to comprehend how any mother could treat her child this way.
Fight Club / Chuck Palahniuk
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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (even better than the movie)
I've heard this is a great book!
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk It's an awesome book that contains critiques of capitalism, masculinity, and violence, that was made into a blockbuster film! -Emma Bedor, Graduate Student Communication Studies Wilson Library (PS3566.A4554 F54 1996) #FromPagetoScreen
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / Sherman Alexie
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Perfect for a reluctant reader high school boy as well as any human being
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. - Sherman Alexie has been known to say that he doesn't mind when his book lands on a "most banned book" list because it usually means his sales go up!
#5 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Offensive language; racism; masturbation; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group. My kind of book!! GREAT READ!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Salina Public Library and Kansas Wesleyan University Library Catalog › Details for: The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian /
Amir, a motherless young boy in Afghanistan, is desperate for his father’s love and attention and confused with his relationship with his servant’s son, Hassan, to whom he is both a master and a friend. On the day of a kite running tournament a tragedy overtakes Hassan, forever changing the boys’ lives. Amir and his father move to America to escape the chaos destroying their country and as he matures, Amir gains insight into his father and his responsibility to Hassan’s offspring.
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Amir, the son of a wealthy man in Afghanistan, is best friends with Hassan, the son of the family servant, until the day Amir witnesses Hassan being attacked by a gang of bullies, yet stands by without intervening. BANNED in 2008 & 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and sexually explicit content.
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, This is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: Book Cover
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini: Amazing Book So Worth Reading
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou
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'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou | Maya Angelou - a wonderful author of many books - an extraordinary human being. #books #reading #MayaAngelou
I always enjoyed reading, but this was the first life-altering experience I had with narrative. Well, I guess I can't say that... but it was different. I was 19. My tastes already ran to memoir, but Maya Angelou is ... someone I can't characterize, except to say I'm humbled and inspired.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. I read this when I was 14, and it's still one of my lifetime favorite books. You can just feel Maya's soul pulsating on each page.
In memory of Maya Angelou - worth reading.
The Outsiders / by S. E. Hinton
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S. E. Hinton, pioneer of the young adult literature genre. S.E. Hinton wrote classic coming of-age-stories that are read in schools throughout the country: The Outsiders, Tex, Rumblefish, and That Was Then, This is Now. I loved reading these books when I was in high school. My Mother, a native Oklahoman, my Army officer Father were stationed at Fort Sill (with us) twice, in his 22 year service. Knowing the area, first hand that Hinton wrote about, made the novels even more compelling.
Read in middle school, watched the movie afer graduating high school- great movie!!
The Outsiders -- This is probably by far my favorite book I read in middle school. The storytelling, the characters, and the themes of the book provided a great reading experience. As cliche as it may be, I think this would be an ideal book to read with students (as a teacher). I've seen the movie and although it has what one might call an "all-star" cast, the book was so much better.
"Stay golden PonyBoy!" I loved this book in middle school!
Great book, good movie. An essential part of growing up - every kid should have to read this in middle school
Lady Chatterley's Lover/ D.H. Lawrence
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (Book) by Paul Smith, et al. (2007): Waterstones.com
Lady Chatterley's Lover-Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions
Go ask Alice / Author anonymous
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Go Ask Alice - my favorite book in high school. You can easily read it in a day. Highly recommend it to everyone!
MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER! Go Ask Alice by Anonymous - This powerful diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive -- often fatal -- world of drugs and addiction tells the truth about drugs in strong and authentic voice.
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous - Such a good book
"Go Ask Alice" is a anonymous diary that once belonged to a girl who fell into drug addiction during the 1960's.... Its a great book that I've read several times!
14. A book worth reading #modcloth #makeitwork My all time favorite book. Such a powerful and heartbreaking story.
The Chocolate War / Robert Cormie
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A Novel Idea Young Adult Book Club: Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War; Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 6:30 PM at Ocean Township Branch
The Chocolate War By: Robert Cormier Summary: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
Banned Books Week--The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Where the Wild Things Are. Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
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This is a classic. Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Collection) by Maurice Sendak: In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to...
In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. This was one of my children's favorite books. Now I get the pleasure of introducing it each year to my class. They love to stomp their feet when Max says, "Now let the rumble begin"
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, my favorite childhood book
10 children's books worth reading again: "Where The Wild Things Are"
Kids books - Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Heather has Two Mommies / written by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Diana Souza
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Heather Has Two Mommies: 10th Anniversary Edition (Alyson Wonderland): Leslea Newman, Diana Souza: 9781555835439: Amazon.com: Books
And Tango Makes Three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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Reports say that the banned books include “And Tango Makes Three,” based on a true story about two male penguins that raised a baby penguin in a New York zoo. Description from penmanila.ph. I searched for this on bing.com/images
And Tango Makes Three. This illustrated children's book fictionalizes the true story of two male penguins who became partners and raised a penguin chick in the Central Park Zoo. The story features the donation of an egg or adoption of a chick, and could be used to discuss both of these forms of family creation in an age-appropriate way. Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, 2005.
Mr. Popper's Penguins / by Richard and Florence Atwater
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Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard and Florence Atwater Mom would read this to me when I was sick. One day, when she was sick in bed, I read the first chapter of this to her. One of my more memorable moments with my mother. And one of my favorite books to this day.
The Miami Lakes Tween Book Club's February selection is "Mr. Popper's Penguins" by Richard and Florence Atwater. The discussion will be on 2/22/14 at 11 am.
2nd Grade Shenanigans: Read Aloud
2nd Grade Shenanigans: Reading mr. Popper's Penguins!
Mr. Popper's Penguins is a children's book written by Richard and Florence Atwater, originally published in 1938. It tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, who live in the small town of Stillwater in the 1930s. The Poppers unexpectedly come into possession of a penguin, Captain Cook. The Poppers then receive a female penguin from the zoo, who mates with Captain Cook to have 10 baby penguins. Fun and funny!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe / C.S. Lewis
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Series #2) by CS Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Series) favorite....essential children's book.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - This is one of my favorite books from when I was a kid! My mom read it to me, and I have read it for myself many times since. Please don't think you should ignore it just because you have seen the movie. The movie was fab, but the book is SO much better.
James and the Giant Peach / Roald Dahl
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One of my favorite books.
james and the giant peach • roald dahl
The Giver / Lois Lowry
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The Giver (Lois Lowry) one of my favorite books of all time
Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson
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100 Stories to Experience before High School
One of my favorite books growing up
YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA) just type the name of a book you like, and this website will recommend similar books to read. Works on books for kids and grown ups and everyone in between
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret / by Judy Blume
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One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
Their eyes were watching God / Zora Neale Hurston
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel: Zora Neale Hurston: 9780060838676: Amazon.com: Books
Their Eyes Were Watching God - 1st book club book, great discussion
#BookClub: Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston, 1937
Scout and Jem Finch are being raised by their widowed father, lawyer Atticus Finch, in 1930’s Alabama. When Atticus decides to defend a black man accused of raping a poor white woman the children see firsthand how racial prejudice governs their small town and hurts everyone involved. Young and old readers alike have enjoyed Scout’s narration of the courage necessary to face adversity with dignity and the price of following your conscience.
To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee