I’m With the Banned

This week is Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s annual celebration of banned and challenged books. The Office of Intellectual Freedom keeps track of all reports of challenges against books in public libraries, school libraries, school assignments, and all other reported attempts at removing books from public use. Over the years, they have compiled […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 1: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

My first book for the challenge was Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. I’ve read her Gemma Doyle Trilogy and quite enjoyed it’s mix of historical fiction and fantasy. So when I saw this one of the list, I thought I’d give it a try. Beauty Queens is neither historical or fantasy, but a modern day […]

I’m With the Banned!

Today is the first day of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week.  Banned Books Week is designed to bring awareness to those books that are commonly banned and challenged and encourage people to read them.  Every year, hundred’s of challenges are reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom in an effort to get one […]