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Banned Books: Junie B. Jones (series)

"The alarm over Junie B. is her impetuousness and use of words like "stupid," along with an occasional errant sense of grammar. Indeed, she has the same persistent trouble with "pasketti" (spaghetti) that President Bush has wit...
by News Staff


Banned Books: The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold ‘s "The Lovely Bones" is a brave story, drawing inspiration from her personal struggles from her own rape at the age of eighteen. Sebold allows its leading character Susie Salmon to speak of a glorious and libera...
by Taniqua Stephens



Banned Books: Snow Falling On Cedars

"Snow Falling on Cedars" is a stunning story that probes into a difficult period of American history -- lingering racism after World War II -- one in which we must reflect on truths about our compassion and humanity.
by News Staff


Banned Books: The Bluest Eye

Anyone familar with Toni Morrison's acclaimed book, The Bluest Eye, knows its content -- racism, incest and child molestation -- knows why so many people have tried to ban it from schools and public libraries.
by News Staff


The Lovely Bones: a view from heaven

Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with h...
by News Staff



Banned books that shaped America

Ban something and I'll read it "just because." Freedom to read is a both a privilege and a right, one that is more than worth defending.
by News Staff


“Looking for Alaska” delves into teenage suicide

John Green's Looking for Alaska has drawn mixed reviews from its largely teenage audience, who either love it or hate it.
by News Staff