Tag Archives: banned books

I’m redoing a booklist from 2010

orig post has me bolding the read things, so I’ll do that again. Plus: if I wrote about it, I’ll link to it. 1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen – i did try it but don’t recall finishing. 2. The … Continue reading

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Call for Sleeping Beauty to be banned?

yep. From CTV: mother from Northumberland Park, U.K., is calling for her son’s school to ban “Sleeping Beauty” due to its conflicting message about sexual consent. “[W]hile we are still seeing narratives like this in school, we are never going … Continue reading

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A Minion’s Tale – a reread of Handmaid’s Tale

Met up with the banned book club to discuss this book Thursday night. Largely positive thoughts about the storytelling approach presented, but let me see what all I remember — a theme within the book by Margaret Atwood that we … Continue reading

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Dear parents, your grade 9 kid should already know about sex

Another older article, but this time about books, censorship and schools. A common story. Upset parents demanded this week that the Kings Canyon Unified School District remove a book intended for freshmen English classes that one father said is “inappropriate, … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

But first, the adventures of 1minion: It was a hot day but I felt I could use a walk. I got off the bus downtown and, after catching up with the ladies at the library were I used to work, … Continue reading

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I’m supposed to read Huck Finn for my Banned Book Club

It’s slow going. I’m trying to figure out if I like it. I’m roughly half-way though. At this point Huck and Jim (the slave who’d wanted to run away to a free state instead of being sold again) are making … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club – Catch-22

What’s the catch? For Captain John Yossarian and the rest of the characters in Joseph Heller’s classic novel it was Catch-22, a semi-unofficial rule best explained by the author. From chapter five: Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All … Continue reading

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