Banned Books Week, held September 25-October 1, 2016 has officially ended. However, the freedom to read continues. The freedom to read is about choices to read a variety of books on a variety of subjects. Books that can expand your mind, broaden your perspective, increase understanding, and bring awareness to a multiplicity and complexity of issues.
This year’s Banned Books Week focused on young adult literature, and books with diverse content. These books are often challenged and/or banned in school classrooms and libraries.
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title: Justine (BlackTop) author: LJ Alonge date: Grosset and Dunlap/Penguin; June 2106 main character: Justin Shaw ages 12-18 Justin is the first book in a trilogy written by newcomer L J Alonge. Justin is a tall, awkward 15 year-old who has more summer than money in his near future. He lives in a working class family […]
via Book Review: Justin (BlackTop series) — Crazy QuiltEdi
The Reader by Traci Chee; Putnam. ages 12 and up Debut Author Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can […]
via September Releases — Crazy QuiltEdi
Today’s review is part of a blog tour to promote Playing for the Devil’s Fire. Here are the other spots on the tour. August 31: Rich in Color review Sept 1: The Pirate Tree review & interview Sept 4: Guest Post for Clear Eyes, Full Shelves Sept 6:Rich in Color author interview September 8: Anasasia […]
via review: Playing for the Devil’s Fire — Crazy QuiltEdi
Reviewed by Cindy L. Rodriguez and Cecilia Cackley; ARC received from Sourcebooks Fire. DESCRIPTION FROM THE PUBLISHER: Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of […]
via Book Review: Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Córdova — Latinxs in Kid Lit
Who Fears Death is not your typical post-apocalyptic, “Chosen One” narrative set in a magical Africa. It’s obviously atypical because in Europe and North America, these kinds of stories simply aren’t published often. That’s not to say that African writers are not writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy prolifically, far from it. It’s just that most western audiences…
via Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor #DSFFBookClub — Read Diverse Books
For the complete story on this updated image, visit Sarah Park Dahlen’s blog. artwork by David Huyck.
via New Reflections of Diversity (or the lack thereof) In Children’s Literature — Crazy QuiltEdi