Category Archives: “Banned Book”

Adult Classics for Teens: “Johnny Got His Gun”

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo                Yes, an’ how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they’re forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind Bob Dylan Johnny … Continue reading

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Banned Books: The Top Ten of the Last Year

I want to say goodbye to Banned Books Week with the most recent list of books that are challenged in schools and communities. Here are the top ten of 2011. I’ve read many and think they are pretty good books. … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Fahrenheit 451”

 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury  Wall-sized televisions that simulate interaction and communication with the person existing within the confines of the ‘living’ room don’t seem much like science fiction anymore, but when Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in the late … Continue reading

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Tough Teen Topics: Teen Sexuality: Forever by Judy Blume

Tough Topics: Teen Sexuality: Forever by Judy Blume   One in an occasional series on books with teen topics that are tough to address. Katherine’s grandmother sees that she is getting serious with her boyfriend Michael and so gives her some … Continue reading

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“Unwind”

Unwind by Neal Shusterman  “The Second Civil War, also known as “The Heartland War,” was a long and bloody conflict fought over a single issue. “To end the war, a set of constitutional amendments, known as “The Bill of Life” … Continue reading

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Reading “Unwind” at Banned Books Event

Today I got to read from the book of my choice at Claremont Library’s banned books event. I chose Neal Shusterman’s Unwind because it’s new for me, I enjoyed it, and I want you to have the change to enjoy … Continue reading

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HORROR! “Bliss”

Horror: The Top Ten for Teens With teachers bringing classes in for horror and mystery book talks near Halloween, I thought it was a good time to look at our collection of teen horror and update it. One of the … Continue reading

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