The prestigious John Cotton Dana Award is given by the American Library Association (ALA) to recognize “outstanding achievement in the promotion of library services.” Kennedy Library is one of eight winners of a $10,000 grant and likely the first inspired by 1980s glam rock.
Posts from the ‘Banned Book Week 2012’ Category
When library assistant Michele Wyngard (who together with Kristen Thorp is spearheading Kennedy Library’s Banned Books Week), told me that Stephen Chbosky would be visiting Cal Poly, I confess I squealed. I didn’t just squeal, actually. I squealed and jumped and waved my hands about in shock. Read more
(Cue Michael Stipe singing “blahdeeblahblahblahLeonardBurnstein!”)
This is episode 1 of 12.
In Episode 1 “It’s the End of the World As We Know It,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that have dystopic themes. Read more
This is episode 2 of 12. Part 1. …and yes, we are on an REM kick.
As you can see from the fact that this is a two-parter, there are a lot of the books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of the last decade that have been challenged for religious reasons, either “religious viewpoint” or “occult.” Read more
This is episode 2 of 12. Part 2.
In Episode 2, Part 2 of “Losing My Religion,” Kristen and I continue our conversation about books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of the last decade that have been banned or challenged for religious reasons. Here’s a plug for one book that I didn’t talk about that I absolutely loved- The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.