In only a month Banned Books Week will be here! There's a WRITING CONTEST, a BAKING CONTEST, and a workshop co-hosted by yours truly J. Jobe and Kassandra Klay. You won't want to miss a moment of it! Check it out!!!!! For our part, K and I will be co-hosting a writing workshop including discussion and prompts. Here's a … Continue reading Banned Books Week is coming up!
The idea of finding books with differently-abled or non-neurotypical authors or characters really stumped me, so I figured some research would not go amiss. WeNeedDiverseBooks.org starts a discussion here, DiversityInYA.com talks about diversity here, The Guardian talks with TheBookAddictedGirl about the topic here, and the American Library Association weighs in on the link between diversity and banned books here. … Continue reading Diversity: Disability
Welcome to Banned Books Week here in Little Rock, AR. I thought it'd be fun to compile a collage for great banned books I've read and another for great banned books I haven't gotten around to reading yet! Since Banned Books Week has been celebrated nationwide for 34 years (since 1982), I decided I'd showcase 17 … Continue reading Wednesday Readers w Jobe