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BANNED BOOKS WEEK

11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

Happy Banned Books Week! In honor of this glorious celebration of our freedom to read what we want, let’s pause for a sec and remember there are people out there still trying to take this freedom away for dumb reasons […]

by × September 24, 2014 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

13 Banned YA Novels We Love

13 Banned YA Novels We Love

Everyone loves a good banned book, right? Lit lovers (unfairly) don’t have much of a badass reputation, so reading something banned lets us feel just a little bit more rebellious. You might be surprised, though, at what exactly has been […]

by × September 23, 2014 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

Our Favorite Heroines of Banned Books

Our Favorite Heroines of Banned Books

Being a character in a banned book is no joke—you’re dealing with enough sex, drugs, and violence to find yourself kicked off of library shelves around the world. We hear about the male rebels, the Holden Caulfields and the Jay […]

by × September 22, 2014 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

What If These Classics Were too Hot for Publication The First Time Around?

What If These Classics Were too Hot for Publication The First Time Around?

This week, as we celebrate banned books, let’s imagine a world where great works of fiction have a weirder and more complex history than we ever imagined. What if some of the books you know and love had been banned […]

by × September 26, 2013 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

6 of the Most Unlikely Banned and Challenged Books

6 of the Most Unlikely Banned and Challenged Books

It’s Banned Books Week, everyone! So go to your library and hug the printed word, embrace thought-provoking prose, enjoy that which others have said you shouldn’t, and lovingly caress your copy of…Where’s Waldo? When you think of banned books, a […]

by × September 24, 2013 ×

CONTROVERSIES

This Year’s Most Provocative Book, Plus Four More That Courted Controversy

This Year’s Most Provocative Book, Plus Four More That Courted Controversy

You can tell there’s something a little seamy, lurid even, about Alissa Nutting’s debut novel, Tampa, just from the cover. Not so much online, where the stark black & white image only vaguely evokes a chalkboard and the book’s high school […]

by × August 13, 2013 ×

BANNED BOOKS

The 6 Darkest Moments in Book History

The 6 Darkest Moments in Book History

Whether it’s book burnings, book bannings, or tween pop stars penning “memoirs,” history hasn’t always been kind to books. There have always been people who mistrust and fear the forward thinkers of their generation and the ideas they put on paper—and […]

by × July 31, 2013 ×

BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ

Shocking Fiction by Dangerous Women

Shocking Fiction by Dangerous Women

After nearly 50 years out of print, Pamela Moore’s nihilistic bildungsroman Chocolates for Breakfast is back, in an edition bursting with extras. The book’s frank treatment of a teen girl’s unsentimental education caused a wave of pearl-clutching on its publication […]

by × July 15, 2013 ×

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Is Captain Underpants More Offensive Than Fifty Shades of Grey?

Is Captain Underpants More Offensive Than Fifty Shades of Grey?

This week, the American Library Association announced its annual list of “challenged books.” The report is meant to offer insight on the literature that might inspire an otherwise perfectly adjusted youth to forget to tie his shoes, or eat an […]

by × April 19, 2013 ×