100 Word Challenge: Fire

100 Word Challenge: Fire

Over the weekend, I finish reading a book I borrowed from my local library, appropriately titled, “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean. It was about the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library that destroyed hundreds of thousands of books and other library materials - maps, film, music scores, plays, art... From the book: [...]

100 Word Challenge: Read

100 Word Challenge: Read

We are in the middle of Banned Books Week, so what better time to be rebellious and dig into a book filled with diverse ideas, sacrilegious themes, and offensive language. Delve into books like “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Lord of the Flies,” or “All the Kings Men.” Maybe read “The Jungle,” or “Animal [...]

I read banned books

I read banned books

Each year the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of books banned, or challenged for removal, in libraries and classrooms. The main reasons for these challenges are because of parental concerns over what they consider inappropriate language, sexual content, violence, drug and alcohol use, and racism or religious intolerance. After perusing the [...]