Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nine of the best banned books

Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of novels and non-fiction. One of her best banned books, as shared at the Guardian:
Rarely would we see book burnings today, but routinely books are challenged or banned on grounds of impropriety. Let’s start with a personal example. My guide to gender, sexual identity and LGBTQ sex education, This Book Is Gay (2014), was challenged in Wasilla, Alaska, when a parent discovered the title in the children’s non-fiction section of her local library. I concur that it is not a children’s book; it’s for young adults. I agree it should be shelved appropriately in libraries. However, before long, locals demanded that the book be removed entirely. I’m pleased to say the title remains in the YA section of Wasilla public library.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue