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)
Stephen Chbosky -11 quotes from Authors on Censorship & Banned Books - #curtnerds - Reading, Libraries, Books & Spaces
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!
Library advocates tell legislators to protect library funding. Click image to read ALA article. Image source: http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1334756278445_387722.png
Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Graphic novel biography of a teenage girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution.
A Child Called "It" / Dave Pelzer
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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!!!
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. I recommend it for anyone, most especially for those of us who work with children. This series is heart breaking.
(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.
a child called it.. definetly a book worth reading
Fight Club / Chuck Palahniuk
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Fight Club / Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous debut novel. Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots across the country, young men with white-collar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth. Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden-projectionist, waiter, and anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world.
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
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The fact that the movie has Brad Pitt and Edward Norton AND is directed by David Finch makes it staggering competition to the book...
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!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney. Summary: 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. ISBN 9780316013680
Salina Public Library and Kansas Wesleyan University Library Catalog › Details for: The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian /
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner: A Novel by Khaled Hosseini: Good, Softcover, $0.99 at Alibris Marketplace - Privileged young narrator Amir comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy in Afghanistan, then must endure revolution, invasion and a country's long struggle to triumph over violent forces.
"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
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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 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.
"If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult." - Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings #favoritebooks
The Outsiders / by S. E. Hinton
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, one of my favorite books of all time. Stay golden Ponyboy
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.
The Outsiders, 1967 // by S.E. Hinton. "The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication and is still a frequently challenged book nowadays. This book has been banned from some schools and libraries because of the portrayal of gang violence, underage smoking and drinking, as well as strong language/slang and family disfunction. However, in many schools today, the book is part of the curriculum for middle school and/or high school" (from Wikipedia)
The Outsiders read it last year its a good book for teens
Lady Chatterley's Lover/ D.H. Lawrence
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (Book) by Paul Smith, et al. (2007): Waterstones.com
DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover. Illo: Chester Brown
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 by Anonymous, http://www.amazon.com A book I have gone back to time and again. A MUST read for all middle school students as well!
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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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
A Novel Idea Young Adult Book Club: Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War; Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 6:30 PM at Ocean Township Branch
Where the Wild Things Are. Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
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Kids books: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are. So much love! #books #wildthings
Where the Wild Things Are - books worth reading
Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak: 9780064431781: Amazon.com Children's Books
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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Nummer 5 op de lijst van top banned books in the VS dit jaar! And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson The story of two male penguins who bring up a chick, And Tango Makes Three was inspired by a couple of male penguins in New York Zoo who hatched and cared for a chick. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
"And Tango Makes Three" - In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others. This illustrated children's book fictionalizes the true story of 2 male penguins who became partners & raised a penguin chick in the Central Park Zoo.
And Tango Makes Three: Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell. Based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male Penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo. The book follows the six years of their life when they formed a couple and were given an egg to raise.
Mr. Popper's Penguins / by Richard and Florence Atwater
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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.
Mr. Poppers Penguins. I loved this book as a child and I know my kids will too
2nd Grade Shenanigans: Read Aloud
Mr. Popper's Penguins: Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater: 9780316058438: Amazon.com Children's Books
Use Mr. Popper's Penguins as a read aloud - includes vocabulary and response ideas
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
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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 as a child
Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach
The Giver / Lois Lowry
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The Giver (Lois Lowry) one of my favorite books of all time
My favorite book to teach in middle school :)
Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson
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One of my favorite books growing up
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson published in 1977 -- challenged after winning the Newbery Award--when it became recommended reading for some middle schools (1986 Lincoln NE schools challenged it for "profanity" which included the phrase "Oh, Lord.")
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 by Zora Neale Hurston, 75th Anniversary Edition
Another book cover that features the pear tree, which sparks Janie's attitude for the rest of the story.
Their Eyes Were Watching God - 1st book club book, great discussion
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