This was another book I decided to read during Banned Books Week.Â I began reading itÂ yesterday and finished it up today which is why the review is up a day after the week ended. Why Has This Book Been Challenged? Children performing magic or witchcraft. Summary David Stanley’s mother has been dead for a year… Continue reading Spotlight: The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Why has this book been challenged? The objection to this book is the nudity of Mickey, the main character.Â Â Some have stated it is gratuitous.Â Also, it could be taken as the first step to using pornography in the future. Summary of the Book Mickey is in bed when he hears noises.Â He yells for the… Continue reading Spotlight: In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Taken from Boston Bibliophile’s blog: For this week’s Tuesday Thingers, I’ve copied the list of the most-challenged books of the 1990s straight from the ALA website. I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read. Highlight what you’ve read, and italicize what you have in your LT library.Â (I only have a few read books in my LibraryThing… Continue reading Tuesday Thingers: Which Banned Books Have You Read?
While looking at the ALA site for Banned Book Week I came across the current Celebrity READ posters in their shop.Â It reminded me that during high school I had the David Bowie poster hanging on my wall.Â I don’t recall how I got it.Â It seems like it should have been a prize for… Continue reading ALA Read and Author Series Posters
This year Banned Book Week is Saturday, September 27th through Saturday, October 4th.Â How are you going to celebrate?Â Several cities in the US have events planned.Â I’ll pick one of the books on the challenged list and read it.