Friday, October 5, 2012

Celebrating Banned Books at Random Acts of Reading


Hi, everyone!  Today, I'm hanging out over at Random Acts of Reading, where I've been asked to participate in their book blogger panel. We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ALA's Banned Books Week. Hop over there to see what MG and YA banned books we're talking about.  (And please note that this wonderful poster was created by Roger Roth, Pennsylvania artist and illustrator of The Roller Coaster Kid by Mary Ann Rodman.)

And don't forget my giveaway for THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET -- please go to this post to enter.

See you soon!

13 comments:

  1. That's an honor, Joanne! How cool. (And I love, LOVE the poster!)

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  2. Very nice on being a part of that panel, Joanne! Will head on over for sure. Enjoy your Monday!

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  3. Heading on over now, Joanne. Love that poster!

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  4. James and the Giant Peach was banned?! Gimme a break!

    It was wonderful seeing all those books. Is it me, or are the "banned" books the ones that tend to sear one's soul and be the ones we remember long after we close the covers?

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    1. Yeah, I thought it was crazy too. The school group that banned it mentioned the abuse at the hands of his aunts -- he's locked in the basement and has to sleep on the floor -- and this was long before Harry Potter! They also complained about drug and alcohol use -- and magic elements!

      Thanks, Michael. Good point about the banned books being the ones we remember.

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    1. Thanks, Akoss. I appreciate what you said over there!

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  6. Thanks for that, Joanne. I had read every book on the list except for any Chris Crutcher - so I went to add him to my GoodReads list and Deadline and Whale Tale were already on my "to read" list. lol.

    I would love to have one of my books banned one day! That means I'm writing something interesting and wide-spread enough for people to care enough to ban it. hahaha.

    Danika

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    1. Love your way of thinking, Danika. And thanks for visiting Random Acts of Reading.

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