In day six of Banned Books Week it is worth to look at another American classic: To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s use of sexual assault and racial themes has prompted a huge number of challenges in the more than 50 years since the book was published. You may want to read the book and judge […]
In day Five of Banned Books Week we’ll take a look at surprising banned and challenged books. In this list is The Carrot Seed, which has been banned or challenged numerous times because it “shows a contempt for authority, and in particular for children not respecting their parents.” Do you think that’s so? If you […]
On day four of Banned Books Week, we’ll look at The Hanmaid’s Tale. According to the American Library Association The Handmaid’s Tale has been banned for being “sexually explicit, violently graphic and morally corrupt.” If you want to know more about the author’s view of the book, check out this article from The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/20/handmaids-tale-margaret-atwood
It’s day three of Banned Books Week, and today we’ll explore Bone, by Jeff Smith. According to the American Library Association Bone has been frequently challenged or banned because of “Political viewpoint, racism, violence”. Do you want to know what the author thinks about all this? Check out the following article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/19/jeff-smith-bone-us-banned-books-week
In day two of Banned Books Week 2014 we’ll have a look at a classic, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. According to Bannedbooksweek.org, Kern County, California has the great honor both of being the setting of Steinbeck’s novel and being the first place where it was banned (1939). Objections to profanity—especially goddamn and the […]
Today is the start of Banned Books Week 2014. The graphic novel The Color of Earth is usually banned or challenged for nudity, sex education, being sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group. Is it really that bad? Why don’t you check it out and judge for yourself?
September 20, 2014 – 11:00 AM Join us at Eaglecrest in the lodge and outside and share stories for all the seasons. Follow the story path signs outside to go on a bear hunt or follow the salmon stream or come inside for special story times to get you ready for winter. Fun, free and […]
Tomorrow (9/15) is the Third Tuesday of the month; and what does that mean at the Juneau Public Libraries? Movies in Spanish Night! No matter what your level of Spanish is, you’re bound to have fun watching one of America’s favorite super heros speaking in Spanish and with English subtitles. Doors open at 5:30. Movie […]