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My talk on my experience with SCARS being challenged, and what to do if a book is challenged

On Oct 1 I talked to Dixie K. Keyes​’ class at Arkansas State University through Zoom on SCARS being challenged and what to do when a book is challenged. I talked about the importance of teens finding reflections of their … Continue reading

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The top books challenged in 2018 were targeted especially for #LGBTQIA content & dealing with painful issues such as teen suicide. (sighing)

The top books challenged in 2018 were targeted especially for #LGBTQIA content & dealing with painful issues such as teen suicide. (sighing) The top challenged books include GEORGE by Alex Gino (transgender); A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Jill Twiss (LGBTQIA); THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (anti-cop, profanity, drug use – but I think the real reason is racism); THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher (teen suicide), THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie; DRAMA by Raina Telgemeir (LGBTQIA); THIS DAY IN JUNE by Gayle E Pitman (LGBTQIA); TWO BOYS KISSING by David Levithan (LGBTQIA). As always – don’t like a book? Don’t read it. But don’t prevent others who may need it, who might heal from it, from reading it.

Article from SLJ: https://bit.ly/2GaoK4N
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