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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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NovelNancyM
Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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Pickpick

After reading an article with the author about banned books, I read Lawn Boy to see what all the fuss was about. Without giving much away, there's themes of sexual identity & sex, but the book is much more about poverty & how difficult it is to overcome than anything else. I see no reason for this book to be banned. The honest reflection of class in our society could make some uncomfortable, but as the saying goes, “The truth sometimes hurts“.

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Tamra
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Proposed bill in MN to ban banning books in schools & public libraries! I hope it passes! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/03/21/ban-on-book-bans-introduced-in-minnesot...

I‘ll be even prouder to live on a blue island in a sea of red.

JenP I‘m on school committee in my town (in a very blue state) and last week we got our first request to ban two middle school books. I never thought I would see that here. And I‘m only hoping it comes to our vote before I leave school committee so I can deny the request. My term is over in May (edited) 3mo
Tamra @JenP 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾 3mo
KathyWheeler My guess is that the people requesting the bans haven‘t even read the books. 3mo
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Tamra @KathyWheeler nope. 🙄 3mo
dabbe Go, Minnesota! May the purple state of AZ follow your lead. 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
jlhammar Me too! I was very pleased to hear about this. 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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This has been on my radar a bit, and the audio was available on Libby at just the right time. As for the story…. It‘s pretty character driven, about Mike, a half Latino guy in his early 20s, trying to catch a break while also figuring things a#out about himself, his goals, and his sexuality. Overall, it was alright - the narrator eventually grew on me, but it‘s a shame it gets challenged in high schools for what it is.

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ElizaMarie
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I searched for the most #BannedBooks in 2023 and this one made the top 10. Here goes! Lets see what made everyone angry. 😡

My little lady, Zoey isn't ready for today.
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
Leftcoastzen Awww!cuteness! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐶🐾❤️ 4mo
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NataliePatalie
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Not bad!
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Blueberry Did you like Ten Thousand Doors... 5mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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AroundTheBookWorld
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Well Florida has finally lost it. It has banned over 1,600 books including several dictionaries. The reason for banning the dictionaries is because, they contain “Sexual Content”. The list of banned books is in the link below ⬇️ 📚📖

https://pen.org/escambia-county-florida-banned-books-list/#:~...

#StopTheBookBans #BannedBooks #BannedBook 📚📖

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AroundTheBookWorld
Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence
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AroundTheBookWorld
The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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The main idea of The Jungle is the condemnation of Capitalism as portrayed through a searing criticism of the American meatpacking industry and its owners. Sinclair contrasts socialism as the preferred political ideology, and he sets up the working class as better equipped to share and distribute wealth fairly for all.
#TheJungle #UptonSinclair #Classics #Fiction #HistoricalFiction #Literature #Politics #School #Novels #BannedBooks #Historical 💖