Are there any circumstances when you think a book should be

Are there any circumstances when you think a book should be

9/18/2021, 6:24:52 PM
Are there any circumstances when you think a book should be banned? This question can be COMPLICATED and there are lots of different factors to consider. For me, in a nutshell, I don’t think any book should be banned and that we should work harder to have more open communication in homes, schools, online etc about their content. . Yesterday “Suggested Reading” released and I have been thinking a lot about it since I read it. Clara Evans is “the book girl”— the one that so many of us can relate to. Books define so much of who she is, not only because she loves to read them and be around them— but because she can tell you which books changed her life and why. At the start of her senior year, Clara accidentally discovers a “prohibited media” list on the librarian’s computer. A list of 50 books that are to be quietly removed from the library shelves and from the school curriculum. Not only is Clara shocked to see the books that changed her on that list, but she discovers that books have been quietly disappearing from the school shelves for years. In an effort to protest, Clara takes the banned books and starts circulating them with white covers to her classmates— the school’s banned book dealer of sorts. . This book goes through a lot of great points. Are there circumstances when a book should be banned? What are the best ways to protest something you feel strongly about? How can you tell if your reasons are solid? Clara also struggles through some confusion when she realizes the books that changed her life are on the banned list. Does that taint her and her life choices now? . There were a few times when Clara got introspective and it felt like the reader is being told an idea than being shown, but huge props in my book for this book really delving into this topic and keeping it focused. There isn’t a romance in this book because Clara is overwhelmed, busy, and has a lot of thinking going on, and I think fitting one in would have taken away from the story. So I was super pleased about that! Overall, I loved this read and the conversations and thoughts that have come from it since I’ve read it. It’s a great book for book lovers of all kinds.

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