Banned Books Week 2015

Hey, all. It’s that time of year again. Banned Books Week! Earlier this month I was interviewed about Banned Books Week and banned books in general by the good folks at Fabulously Feminist. It’s a pretty in-depth interview and Callie asked great questions, so go check it out. If you don’t feel like hanging on my every word, feel free to scroll down and read the list of ways you, yes you, can get involved with Banned Books Week. This year’s theme is YA, so you know it’ll involve all of the juicy sex, drugs, and pearl clutching that inevitably comes from getting hot and bothered over what the kids these days are doing/reading/thinking/blogging/sexting/summoning. Be prepared to be both confused and outraged by the reasons your childhood favorites and angsty teenage bibles were banned, everything from Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret? to Julie of the Wolves to The Fault in Our Stars to The Giver to the His Dark Materials Trilogy to Crank to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to Go Ask Alice. Feel free to peruse Bound and Gagged’s Kids These Days and Reviews sections for more on banned YA books and then go take a peek at the ALA, CBLDF, and official Banned Books Week websites for more information.


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About boundandgaggedbooks

Shannon is a freelance writer and folklore buff. She has a degree from Hampshire College in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion, with an emphasis on epic/oral traditions, their anthropological implications, and their modern counterparts. Her work can be found in Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Wariors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology, The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax.

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