Readers Advisory

Should this book be banned?

Posted September 23, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, Uncategorized
Should this book be banned?

In my family there is no such thing as a bad book, so banned books and those never challenged to me have always been just one and the same. This makes picking just one banned book so hard, but the series with the most influence on my life thus far is Harry Potter. In ways (read the rest…)

Should These Books Be Banned?

Posted September 23, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory

I cannot choose just one favorite book that has been banned or challenged. I have been having a love affair with books, especially fiction, as far back as I can remember. My favorite book of all time, JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye has oft been challenged and banned. Despite this or maybe because (read the rest…)

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Posted September 23, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

  One of my favorite banned books is Ordinary People by Judith Guest. This is the novel that inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton. It is the story of an upper middle-class family who has lost one son in a boating accident and is dealing with (read the rest…)

Should This Book Be Banned? – To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted September 22, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading

What exactly is it in this book that frightens people enough to want to ban it? Think of as a snapshot of the history of social unrest in the Depression era.  A telling of the effect of the Civil War still evident in the American South at that time. The use of racial slurs degrading (read the rest…)

Slaughterhouse Five, A Banned Classic

Posted September 22, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, Uncategorized, What We're Reading

is a book that has been challenged many times because of its purportedly obscene content.  In actuality, it is a thought provoking book about fate, free will, and the illogical nature of the human condition.  Kurt Vonnegut had this to say about his book being banned in North Dakota in 1973: “Perhaps you will learn (read the rest…)

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