Banned Books Week 2020

**Content warnings**1. Homophobia and transphobia2. Mention of Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling What is it?Banned Books Week is an event held every year at the end of September and beginning of October, celebrating the freedom to read. During this week, books that have been challenged and/or banned in the past are highlighted in order …

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Review of All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

“Had our hearts really become so numb that we needed dead bodies in order to feel the beat of compassion in our chests? Who am I if I need to be shocked back into my best self?” Rashad was only trying to buy a bag of potato chips when it happened. The owner accused him …

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Favorite and Memorable Reads of 2018

My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame Genre: LGBT Medium: Manga Yaichi meets his brother's husband for the first time and begins to question how he viewed his brother's lifestyle.  This manga gives insight into Japanese life and culture and how homosexuality is viewed and treated. Vicious and Vengeful by V. E. Schwab Genre: SciFi Medium: …

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Scratching out a Reader’s Advisory

What is Scratch? Scratch is an online tool that helps teach kids to think creatively and learn the basics of coding.  With Scratch, one can create interactive videos, games, animations, and more.  Scratch was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Group, and is provided as a free service for everyone.  Not …

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