Monday, September 30, 2013
What banned or challenged book did you read last week?
I read and reviewed a couple of banned books.
I read and reviewed Bless Me, Ultima by Rodolfo Anaya, and it is truly a wonderful book.
I met Ellen Hopkins last week and many of her books including, my favorite, Crank, are banned or challenged often. Ellen writes gritty fiction based on first hand personal accounts. If you haven't read her books, you should give her a try.
I also started listening to Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell on audible. This is such a sweet story and while it has a few swear words, it is pretty tame as books go. Frankly, it is hard to believe that parents took so much time out of their day to ban Rainbow Rowell from their Minnesota school district. I am sure they didn't read it because it is such a sweet, endearing love story they would have enjoyed it too.
Announcing the winner of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is:
Marie H from Kansas.
Congratulations Marie. I hope you enjoy your new book.
Thanks everyone for visiting this week!
Posted by Laura BookSnob at 7:30 PM